UN Reacts To Bandits’ Attacks In Zamfara, Loss Of Over 200 Lives

António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, has condemned bandit attacks on numerous towns in Zamfara State, which have claimed the lives of at least 200 people.

According to NAN, the UN Chief voiced his disappointment in a statement issued by his spokeswoman, Stephane Dujarric, while also expressing his profound sympathies to the deceased families.

The secretary-general encouraged Nigerian authorities to make every effort to apprehend those responsible for the horrific crimes.

Guterres reiterated the United Nations’ solidarity and support for Nigeria’s government and people in their battle against terrorism, violent extremism, and organized crime.

Following the bandit attack, over 200 dead were found and buried in several communities in Zamfara State’s Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas.

Barayar Zaki, Wanu, Rafin Gero, Laho, Lallaho, Kurfar Danya, Dutsin Dan Ajiya, Tungar Geza, Kewaye, and Tungar Na More are some of the communities.

Over 200 bodies were discovered in bushes, according to SaharaReporters, as some of the people were caught off guard on their farmlands.

According to accounts, roughly 140 vigilante members were buried on Friday in Kurfad Danye alone.

On Wednesday, the robbers, numbering around 300 and armed with modern weaponry, rushed the neighborhoods on motorcycles and began shooting intermittent gunshots.

Terrorists also looted property, kidnapped, and displaced a number of people, including women and children, in the impacted areas.

Banditry had blossomed in Zamfara State, and deadly attacks have raged across the state.

Gangs have long terrorized the state’s farming and herding populations, raiding villages, stealing animals, and kidnapping locals for ransom.

The state administration and the gunmen reached an agreement in 2019.

In 2020, the governor gave leaders of various’repentant’ bands of robbers about 15 brand new Hilux trucks as well as cash rewards.

Despite this, towns throughout the state continue to be assaulted, with residents being kidnapped and killed.

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