The people of Zuru Emirate in Kebbi State have cried out over the rising security challenges facing their defenceless communities.
An elder statesman Garba Musa Maidoki, while addressing newsmen in Zuru said, the dangerous situation has impacted negatively on the socio-economic activities of their people more especially in the areas of commerce and agriculture.
He stated that, Mass murder, burning of children, insertion of dry cell batteries into women’s private part, burning of grains and villages, cattle rustling and multiple kidnappings in the area are too much close to genocide because of non assistance from security agencies.
‘We are living in a dilemma, we have reported our plights to both the State and Federal Governments but things keep going from bad to worse“.
According to him, a meeting was held in Zuru about two years ago with the Heads of National Security Agencies, Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Emir of Zuru amongst others in attendance but till date the situation remains bleak.
Maidoki noted that, the military and the Police deployed to secure the area were often poorly equipped as a result they incure heavy casualties creating fear and hopelessneess in the minds of the people.
The elder statesman further stated that, the people of Zuru are law abiding citizens as demonstrated by the number of officers and men in all arms of security in the country by sacrificing their lives for the general wellbeing of Nigerians as such same should be extended to their communities.
The defeceless communities according to Maidoki would continue talking to the concerned authorities until the security challenges in Zuru Emirate is solved.
Reporting by Abdullahi Tukur; Editing by Tina Oyinsan