The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University (FUGUS) Gusau, in Zamfara State, Professor Magaji Garba, has revealed that armed bandits operating in the North-West geopolitical zone of the country have killed over 30,000 and rendered more than 3million people homeless.
The V-C disclosed this during the 1st ‘National Conference on Armed banditry and National security in Nigeria’, which held on Tuesday, in Gusau, the state capital.
According to him, statistics have indicated how banditry and terror attacks has affected the entire North in particular and country in general.
The National Conference, which was organised by the Department of Political Science, Federal University Gusau, had the theme “Armed Banditry and National Security in Nigeria, Issues, Perspective and the Way Forward”.
The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by the Vice-Chancellor Administration, revealed that the problems associated with banditry had left many people homeless, jobless, while many have been killed.
However, Prof. Yahaya T. Baba, of the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, who doubles as Secretary, Association of Political Science in the North-West, explained that banditry was an age-long neglected issue, pointing out that much needed to be done to curtail the teething problem.