13th January, 2022
Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, was in Zamfara on Thursday to visit Governor Bello Matawalle.
The APC leader was accompanied by Senator Kashim Shettima.
According to Tinubu, the visit was to sympathize with the governor and the people of Zamfara over the recent bloodletting in the state by bandits.
The former Lagos governor also donated the sum of N50million to families of victims of the attack.
Bandits recently invaded about five communities located in Bukkuyum and Anka LGAs of the state.
Survivors of the attack said the bandits killed over 200 villagers and set many houses ablaze.
The bandits who came in large numbers were said to be fleeing from the state due to ongoing military operations when they attacked the communities.
Mohanned Kurfa, a survivor, said that trouble started when vigilantes in the communities tried to confront bandits who were fleeing with about 3000 cattle.
The vigilantes were said to have engaged the bandits in a gun duel, which led to the attacks.
Ibrahim Dosara, Zamfara commissioner for information, however, blamed informants for the attacks.
He said: “One of the serious problems is that we have a lot of informants getting information to these people. The moment you strategize, the moment the enemies also strategise.”