TERRORISTS PURSUE FARMERS LEADING TO FEAR OF FAMINE

The hunger in the Northern region of the country is being accelerated by terrorists’ most recent attack on Kaduna State. According to investigations, the terrorists invaded important agricultural areas in the state, striking farmers from every angle and causing them to flee for their life. <br><br>Due to the rise of terrorism and other criminal activity in rural villages, farmers in Birnin-Gwari Local Council have completely abandoned their farmlands.
The attack on farmers, according to Nathaniel Enebi, General Manager of Deen Farms Nigeria Ltd. in Kaduna, may result in a lack of food for both the state and the entire nation. He claimed that because people are frightened to visit their farms, which results in the payment of expensive ransoms, farm output has significantly decreased.
He also pointed out that farmers’ interest in agriculture has substantially decreased, prompting concerns that the assault on farmers could result in a food shortage.
Farm closures in Kaduna State have resulted in billions of naira in losses, leaving the state and the nation’s food insecure. Due to bandits’ actions, the Kaduna Airport has been downgraded to the status of a municipal airport, and security personnel have been accused of bias in their approach to eliminating the threat.
In Giwa local council’s Rafin Sarki village in November of last year, bandits assaulted farmers, murdering 12 people and injuring three more.
Enebi claimed that security personnel always turn a blind eye to similar instances and accused them of bias in their approach to putting an end to the threat.
In Giwa local council’s Rafin Sarki village in November of last year, bandits assaulted farmers, murdering 12 people and injuring three more. When farmers were gathering their farm products, bandits demanded levies from them, which is when problems began.
When the dust settled, 12 farmers were slain and three more were hurt because the farmers opposed the demand. Before this time, the bandits required four agricultural villages in Birnin Gwari local government to pay a fee of N12 million before they could harvest their crops.
In a matter of days, six persons were kidnapped from their fields and released after the bandits were given food and recharge cards worth N10,000 as ransom.
Many have since left the area as the threat has persisted unabatedly since then. A resident of Rafin Sarki in the Giwa council district named Mallam Ibrahim Umar bemoaned the loss of their farm’s crops because they were unable to harvest them.
Due to the entire abandonment of farming by the majority of his colleagues in other local councils, he remarked that food costs will rise in the state. Before the criminals take over the entire state, he pleaded with the state administration and security services to intervene.

(C)Guardian NG

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