HORROR IN SOKOTO, NIGER, KADUNA: ‘Bandits kill farmers, seize survivors’ harvest, turn abducted women into sex slaves’
Killings, kidnappings, sex slavery and illegal taxation of farmers. These four issues would determine food security in Nigeria in 2022, findings by Sunday Vanguard have revealed.
Farmers in the northern part of the country are already battling the four factors, which have left them in a state of confusion.
Majority now pay tax to bandits before accessing their farms while others have fled their communities. They are now refugees in other parts of the nation including Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
Speaking to Sunday Vanguard, some of the farmers in the worst affected North-East and North-West regions narrated their ordeals and frustration.
Their peace and means of livelihood that is dear to them has been literally taken away by bandits. Leaders of the farmers in Sokoto, Niger, Adamawa and Kaduna states narrated their hapless situation to Sunday Vanguard, accusing the authorities of doing little to address the situation.