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Monday, October 11, 2021

Hunger in town! Bandits now demanding cooked food as ransom for kidnapped victims

As hilarious it may seem, bandits in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state are now demanding for cooked food as ransom for kidnapped victims.

The bandits were learnt to have retrieved from attacking communities following the state government ban of weekly markets, this in part of measures put in place to tackle insecurity in the state.

As disclosed by one of the youth leaders in the community, Babaginda Yaro, the bandits operating in some of the villages in the community only demand for cooked food whenever victims are abducted.

"There is relative peace around Damari, kuyello, Kutemashi because the bandits have stopped attacking our communities. They usually stay in the forest and seiz food items mostly cooked ones from vendors,” he said.

While adding that the ban on sale of fuel in filling stations located in rural communities had helped to restrict their movement, he however lamented on the hardship the ban of use of private motorcycles in the villages has also caused the villagers.

According to Yaro, when bandits abduct two or three persons in farms, one is allowed to go and get them food from their relatives since no communication network to make contacts.

Source: Vanguard

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