Some bandits have taken the Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State by storm following the arrest of the father of their leader by security agents.
Security agents in Jigawa State arrested the father of a bandits’ leader called Turji, provoking the renewed wave of attacks.
Turji had reportedly given an ultimatum to the security agents to release his arrested father before Eid-el-Kabir or he would terrorise the whole area.
According to sources in Shinkafi, the bandits have since started unleashing mayhem on the people of the area since the bandit father’s arrest.
The sources claimed that they have already kidnapped unknown number of people.
Over 23 villages have also been deserted by their inhabitants due to fear of the bandits’ attack.
More than 6,000 people have fled to Shinkafi town for safety, lamenting that most of them were in a terrible situation.
“The villagers are in a terrible situation because of lack of food and shelter as many of them are squatting at Shinkafi local government secretariat,” the sources added.