The federal government and affected state governments have been trying to end the activities of bandits that have made life difficult for innocent people in northern Nigeria.
State governments in northern Nigeria have been complementing the efforts of the federal government in the fight against bandits and introduced new strategies to end their activities.
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One of the states in the northwest that have been affected by the activities of banditry is Kaduna State. The State Governor, Mall Nasir El-Rufai recently introduced new strategies which have helped in the fight against the bandits.
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According to a report by Daily Trust, the bandits terrorizing Kaduna State are now demanding for food as a result of the introduction of new strategies by the state government.
The report revealed the two new strategies that have helped in the fight against the bandits in Kaduna state.
Ban on sale of fuel in rural communities
One of the new strategies the Kaduna State government introduced that have helped in the fight against the bandits operating in the state is the ban on sale of fuel in filling stations located in the rural communities.
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The bandits usually buy their fuel from the rural filling stations, the ban on sale of fuel in rural filling stations has greatly affected their activities.
The report explained that the new measure has helped to restrict the movement of the bandits who use motorcycles as their major source of transportation within the forest and during attacks on innocent people.
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Ban on weekly markets
Another strategy that has also helped is the ban on weekly markets in Kaduna State. The ban on the weekly markets which take place mostly in the villages has also affected the bandits because they no longer have access to buy food.
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The report revealed that the bandits have retrieved from attacking communities and only demand cooked foods as ransom each time they kidnap people in their farms.
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