Community members mobilizing funds to meet demand of bandits in Zamfara
Residents of Wanzamai village in Zamfara State have said they are making efforts to raise the ransom demanded by armed bandits.
Recall that last Friday, a group of bandits stormed Wanzamai community where they kidnapped 85 villagers, mainly women and children, as a reprisal attack against the killing of their members by the military operatives in the axis.
The bandits placed a ransom of N20,000 on each of the 85 villagers abducted.
The bandits collected a total sum of N1.7 million from the families of the abductees.
They also stated a condition that the government had to withdraw the soldiers stationed in the area as a condition for releasing the abductees.
Though Zamfara Commissioner for Security said that the bandits cannot threaten the government over the security arrangements made to secure the people and the State.
A villager said his family has about eight people still in the bandits camp, pointing out that family members were working harder to raise the sum of N160,000 for the release of the eight members of his family.
He told this medium that other family members within Wanzamai are also mobilizing funds to meet the demands of the bandits.