By Augustine Akhilomen
Minister of Interior, Alhaji Abdulrahman Dambazau, has disclosed that activities of the bandits in Zamfara State would have a serious impact on agriculture and food security in the country.
Dambazau made this statement on Wednesday in Gusau during an overview assessment of damages done by the activities of the bandits in the state.
He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for extending condolence messages to some of the affected victims of the attack by the bandits.
However, he assured the people of the state that the administration of Buhari would continue to provide adequate security in order to protect lives and properties against further attacks.
“Since those affected by the killings are largely the agrarian rural dwellers, the activities of the bandits will have a serious impact on agriculture and food security.
“This is a final warning. The bandits must stop these acts forthwith because the Federal Government has devised more stringent ways to deal with them.
“I want to assure them that they cannot withstand the consequences.
“This administration will continue to go to any length to protect the lives and properties of the citizens because any single innocent life lost has a devastating effect on the nation and is unacceptable,” he said.