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Bandits Order Farmers to Pay Tax Before They Will Be Allowed To Harvest Crops In Niger

Posted by Thandiubani on Fri 04th Nov, 2022 - tori.ng

The source explained that the village head was later released but the younger brother is being held by the abductors.

 
Bandits have threatened farmers in the Atabo and Magama local government area of Niger State.
 
The criminals threatened to stop the farmers from harvesting their crops unless they pay tax to them.
 
A source told DAILY POST that bandits attacked Atabo community and kidnapped Alhaji Mairabo, the village head, and his younger brother, popularly called Usman.
 
The source explained that the village head was later released but the younger brother is being held by the abductors.
 
The source further explained, “They released the village head on Wednesday and he was told to inform the family of his younger brother to pay N7 million ransom. They also told him that if this ransom was not paid on time, they would not allow us to harvest our crops this dry season until we pay tax. As I speak with you, some people have fled their homes since Tuesday’s attack.”
 
He appealed to the federal and Niger State governments to assist the area with security operatives to help harvest their crops.


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