How Banditry Plagues Nigeria's Wild Northwest
In underdeveloped yet agriculturally rich Zamfara State, what began as unresolved clashes between Hausa farmers and Fulani pastoralists over access to land has transformed into a lucrative illicit economy of banditry and cattle-rustling, claiming thousands of lives. Obi Anyadike reports for IRIN.
Amnesty International has raised the alarm that insecurity was escalating in Zamfara state, with daily killings and kidnappings by armed bandits, leaving villagers in constant fear ... Read more »
The government has assembled what it described as 1,000-strong military force to launch fierce attacks on the bandits terrorising the villages and towns of Zamfara State. Read more »
A Kaduna community fell prey to a motorcycle riding gang who attacked the Gwaska village in Birnin Gwari, leaving 45 people dead and several houses razed. It is alleged that the ... Read more »