Armed bandits have reportedly abducted 100 miners between Anka and Maru local government areas of Zamfara state.
Attahiru Ahmad, Emir of Anka in Zamfara, made the disclosure on Tuesday, March 9, when Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff (CDS), led service chiefs on an assessment visit to the state.
According to The Cable, the emir said the latest attack occurred when state officials were trying to secure the release of the 279 Jangebe schools girls.
He said 10 persons during the abductions of the miners.
The monarch said it is surprising that the federal government imposed a no-fly zone in Zamfara when the state does not even have an airport.
He explained that bandits far outnumber the security forces in the state and requested for more requested the deployment of more security operatives to the state, PM News reported.
The emir said:
”The peace and dialogue initiative of our governor has become necessary because at the moment we have fewer than 5,000 security men fighting over 30,000 bandits.”