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Zamfara State Governor Faults Incessant Banditry On Porous Borders

Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria, continues to witness a growing banditry 'insurgency' which the state governor has faulted on porous borders.

The Zamfara State government, Northwest Nigeria, has blamed the fresh onslaught by bandits on communities across the state, on the “porous nature of our borders.”

Governor Bello Mohammed regretted that militia groups had made “dangerous incursions into some of our villages, especially in Gummi, Bukkuyum, Anka, and Maru local government areas,” describing the development as unfortunate.

In an official statement signed by Zailani Bappa, special adviser to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Media, and Communications, Governor Mohammed assured that steps were afoot by his administration to neutralise violent gangs and bandits operating in the state.

HumAngle exclusively reported on escalating activities of bandits in the state, particularly the seemingly prevailing pact between the bandits and miners in the state.

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