The Senate, was informed that bandits have taken over villages in Sokoto State, killing many and levying others for as high as N20 million.
The attention of the upper chamber was drawn to the incident by Senator Ibrahim Gobir through a point of order during the start of plenary.
The terrorists are now installing their village heads in some areas of Sabin-Girin local government.
According to Senator Gobir, in Makwaruwa, they installed Dan Karami (a terrorist) as Maigari,”
He disclosed that in seven villages within some local government areas of the state, residents are compelled by bandits to pay levies of between 1 million and N20 million naira
Gobir named the affected villages to include Kwarangamba, Garki, Danadua, Katuma, Kurawa and Dama.
The lawmaker lamented that failure to meet the demand imposed by the bandits in the affected areas had led to the killing of the villagers.
Similarly, Bandits attack Zamfara community for defaulting in levy payment
Bandits on Sunday night carried out attack on Kwarin Mai Saje community in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State over the failure of the residents to pay a N3 million levy.
During the attack, the bandits raped women and abducted six people after looting the village of valuables, according to a resident.
The brutal outlaws had initially imposed levies on 13 communities in the area, but Kwarin Mai Saje was not included.
However, a gang associated with banditry kingpin, Ada Aleru, dragged Kwarin Mai Saje into its own illegal tax net two weeks ago.
Sama’ila Tsafe, a native of the area, told newsmen that the bandits felt the residents disrespected them by not paying up.
He said the attack on Kwarin Mai Saje will probably serve as a warning to other defaulting villages in the area.
Gobir expressed frustration that in spite of consistent plea to security agencies to come to the rescue of the affected communities, nothing had been done so far by the military and police to intervene in the plight of the people.
The questions on the lips many are how did we get here & what is the way out?