Some villagers in Zamfara State have started returning to their various locations
One of the refugees, Aminu Zurmi, who spoke with ecocitytv, said that they did not cultivate anything in their farmlands for the past three years because of the insurgency bedeviling the entire State.
“We will go back to our village and take whatever happens to us as the act of God. Both the security agencies, the Federal and the State governments are not helping issues at all,” he lamented.
Another villager, Mustapha Moriki told this medium that he got paralysed due to his battle with the bandits ravaging the State, lamenting that the State government had not assisted him with anything since he got the injuries.
“Now I cannot walk because two of my legs have been paralysed by the ravaging bandits in the State.
“For two and half years that I was a constabulary, the State government did not pay me even one naira to encourage us and now I cannot do anything to help myself and my family,” he said.
He said there are many young people who are ready to take the fight upon themselves but no encouragement from the government.
Moriki said, “the bandits do not fear the military and the security agencies.
“They are more afraid of the Yansakai group and the constabulary members because they all know the bandits’ hideouts as they are locals.
“The banditry activities escalated because the State government outlawed the Yansakai group. This group knows how best to deal with the bandits even in their hideouts but the Governor disbanded them.”
He appealed to the State government, to as a matter of urgency, reconstitute the Yansakai group.: