The Federal Government says the persistent attacks on residents of Zamfara by bandits will affect food security in the country. The Minister of Interior, Alhaji Abdulrahman Dambazau, said this on Wednesday in Gusau during an on-the-spot assessment of the activities of the bandits in the state.
He said since those affected by the killings are largely the agrarian rural dwellers, the activities of the bandits will have a serious impact on agriculture and food security.
He warned that the bandits must stop these acts forthwith, noting that the Federal Government has devised more stringent ways to deal with them.
Dambazzau said stakeholders in the security sector in the state will meet to fine tune the new measures that would be used in tackling the threat posed by the bandits.
The minister, however, advised the hoodlums to immediately surrender and embrace peace. He expressed President Muhammadu Buhari’s condolences to the people of the state over the attacks.
Responding, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, who is the acting Governor and Speaker of the House of Assembly, lamented that the security situation in the state is getting out of hand and required the concerted efforts of all stakeholders.