By: Hadiza Garba
Bandits attacked and killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara Sunday, vice chairman of the council, Sani Galadima said.
Sani Galadima made this known when he received the Minister of Interior, Abdurrahman Dambazau, who was on a visit to the state as part of efforts by the Federal Government to find sustainable solutions to the security challenges in the state.
Six members of Civilian JTF were attacked and killed by the bandits after receiving their payments from Shinkafi town and were on their way back to their villages. Said the vice chairman.
According to Sani Galadima, at least 98 communities in Shinkafi LGA have been deserted due to the activities of bandits in the state.
In a remark, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who was also in Anka Local Government area in the state ,said that he was in the state on assessment visit to stakeholders over the security challenges facing the state. He said that President Muhammadu Buhari was concerned about the security situation in the state.
The President also expresses his condolence over loss of lives and destruction of properties as a result of this insecurity, and is the responsibility of government to ensure lives and properties are secure.
The Emir of Shinkafi, Muhammad Makwashe-Isah, expressed appreciation to the minister for the visit and urged the Federal Government to do more in fighting banditry in the state.