Suspected bandits have killed ten miners in Zamfara State and kidnapped no fewer than 100 operating between Anka and Maru LGAs on March 2, 2021.
The Emir of Anka in Zamfara State, Attahiru Ahmad who made this known said the incident coincided with the abduction of the schoolgirls in the state.
According to the monarch who is also the Chairman of the state council of chiefs, the incident took place when the state government focused on the rescue of the 279 students abducted on February 26, from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe.
The Emir of Anka spoke in Gusau on Tuesday March 9 when the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Lucky Irabor, led service chiefs on an assessment visit to the state. He also disclosed that10 persons were killed by the bandits who invaded the mining site.
He words; “The bandits have been attacking those involved in artisanal mining and carting away their money and property.”