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How Hardship Has Forced Bandits In Kaduna State To Demand Cooked Food As Ransom

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The Governors in the Northern region, whose states have been affected by the activities of Bandits, and terrorists have heightened their effort to make the insecurity situation in their states a thing of the past. It is no longer news that some states in the Northern region, have set up, some proactive measures to tackle the insecurities challenges they have been faced with.

The proactive measures were implemented, some months ago, some of the measures include; the prohibition of filling stations to sell fuel on Jerry can, a ban on some weekly markets, the prohibition of bikes and tricycles during odd hours, and more. States like Zamfara, Katsina, and Kaduna took it further by disabling communication networks in some areas. There has been a positive turnaround as a result of these measures.

The Nigerian Army has been able to effectively carry out successful operations, and have drastically reduced, the attacks by bandits and terrorists. The effect of the measures is starting to weigh on bandits and terrorists. Bandits who double as kidnappers are starting to suffer from hardship. According to a report gathered on the social media handle of popular Nigerian journalist, Babajide Kolade Otitoju.

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Bandits in Birni Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, are now demanding cooked food as a ransom for kidnapped victims. The bandits have also been said to have retrieved from attacking communities since the State Government banned weekly markets as part of measures to tackle the insecurity challenge. A youth leader in one of the villages in the area, Babangida Yaro, told Daily Trust, that since the ban, bandits operating along Damari, Kutemashi, and Kuyello villages only ask for cooked food each time they abduct people.

According to the Youth leader, the ban on the sale of fuel in filling stations located in rural communities had also helped to restrict the movement of bandits. According to him, there has been relative peace in the aforementioned communities. They said the bandits, mostly stat in the forest and seize food items, mostly cooked ones from the relatives of those they abduct since there is no network to communicate and make contact.

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The leaders said although some areas are still been attacked, the bandits have been experiencing hardship due to the ban on the use of motorcycles. He added that residents in the communities are also experiencing hardships. The hardship the bandits and terrorists are currently experiencing could be a reason, why the long fight against insecurity in Nigeria could finally come to an end.

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Jerry Kaduna State Northern Premium Times Nigeria

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