Farouq decries killings in Zamfara

By Chimezie Godfrey

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has condemned the recent killings in Zamfara state, describing the banditry as horrific .

The Minister made the statement on Saturday following the invasion of five communities and killing of over 200 people in Anka and Bukkuyum areas of the state.

“This is horrific and tragic. Over 200 persons were buried today due to the invasion by bandits. We are very saddened by this incessant invasion and killings by and we also worried about the displaced persons who are fleeing in their hundreds from their communities, especially the women and children.

“We sympathize the government and people of Zamfara state in this trying period and condole the families of the dead. We pray repose of their souls and that peace returns to the state and soon as possible,” she said.

Farouq also directed that relief materials be sent to Internally Displaced persons in the state to cushion the of the sudden displacement.

More than 10,000 victims have also been rendered homeless after their homes were razed by the while scores are still missing .

More than 500 on motorcycles attacked five villages and razed their homes after killing over two hundred people.