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Bandit Leader Forces Six Communities To Work On His Farmland

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Reports from Zamfara in Nigeria’s Northwest say a bandit leader, Kachalla Bello Kaura, has ordered 17 villagers from six communities to report and work on his farms or face reprisal attacks by his men.
Kachalla Kaura operates around Sunke camp, Bagega, in the Anka Local Government Area of the state.
According to one Usman Aminu from Kawaye village, some members of his community were among those forced to work on the bandit’s farm on May 6 and 7, preparing the farm for the planting of new crops.
“Kachalla Bello Kaura sent one of his men to our village head, asking us to work on his farm. We could not refuse his orders because there is nobody to prevent the deadly group from attacking us,” he said.
The communities affected by the order include Makakari, Tsunke, Duhuwa, and Kersa, all in the Bagega district in Anka local governments.
Other villages in the axis were not mentioned in the order because they had reportedly sent delegations to the bandits’ camp to acknowledge the change in leadership and show their allegiance.
Another villager, Dangaladima Mohammed from Tangaran, said his village and neighbouring communities were not affected by the latest order. According to him, what saved them was that over 27 villages in Bagega Ward went and paid homage to the new leader, signifying that the villages would not be attacked.
 Kaura reportedly took over the leadership of the deadly terrorist group after the military neutralised its former leader, Shadari, Daily Post reads.
Shadari and some of his gang members were killed in January 2023 when their Sunke camp came under fire from the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji.
There is yet no official government from any government official on the issue.

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