Senator Kabir Marafa representing Zamfara Central Senatorial district has disclosed that the State governor, Abdulaziz Yari and his Deputy runs criminal gangs who have been laying siege on the state. Speaking on Wednesday while contributing to Senate debate on insecurity in Nigeria, the criminal gangs and militias have kidnapped some persons in his community on Wednesday night.
Marafa explained that the state was no longer safe and those militias moved about harassing and kidnapping people only for the victims to contact some personalities for negotiation which the State government knows about. The lawmaker also added that the militias who enjoyed support of government have made themselves available for perceived political enemies to do the dirty job by clamping down on their victims.
“Zamfara State governor knows that militias move around Zamfara State.” “Zamfara State deputy governor knows these militias who goes about hounding people. They would come to your after your political enemies might have reported one to them”, Marafa said.
“Zamfara is under siege and the governor know about it and the deputy governor know about them”, he insisted. “They kidnapped some people yesterday in my home town and they are threatening to kill them if nothing is done”, he added. He added that some foreign mercenaries were also working in collaboration with those criminals to intimidate perceived political opponents of the state governor.