Zamfara Attacks: Over 10,000 homeless, scores still missing, says Minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiyya Umar-Farouq says over 10, 000 people have been rendered homeless while scores are still missing in fresh attacks on Zamfara communities where bandits killed over 200 citizens.

Mrs. Umar-Farouq said homes were razed after over 500 bandits arrived in the villages on motorcycles.

According to an issued statement by her media aide, Nneka Anibeze, “More than 500 bandits on motorcycles reportedly attacked five villages and razed their homes after killing over 200 people”.

Condemning the killings in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of the State, the minister described it as horrific.

“This is horrific and tragic. Over 200 persons were buried due to the invasion by bandits. We are very saddened by this incessant invasion and killings by bandits and we are also worried about the displaced persons, who are fleeing in their hundreds from their communities, especially women and children”, Mrs. Umar-Farouq said.

The Minister also directed that relief materials be sent to internally-displaced persons in the state to cushion the effects of the sudden displacement.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement shared on his Facebook page, asked Zamfara communities to exercise ‘patience’.

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