Eighty Communities across five local government areas in Niger state have pleaded with the federal government not to withdraw troops deployed to the communities to put an end to kidnapping and cattle rustling.
The communities which are cut across Shiroro, Munya, Paikoro, Gurara, Raffin and Chachanga said the withdrawal of the military troops may bring renewed onslaught to their communities calling on the military to establish a barracks for the soldiers.
The Military is being proposed to be deployed to Zamfara State to stem the activities of arm bandits.
It would be recalled that the military had deployed the troops to the affected communities cut across the five local government areas on January 27, 2018 following rising cases of kidnapping and other criminal activities.
Speaking to newsmen in Minna, one of the community leaders, Alhaji Malam Imam Abdulaziz Usman of Zagzagga Community threatened that they will relocate from the communities if the military troops are removed.
“We were planning to relocate from our communities when the military arrived; and since they came, we have enjoyed peace and the hoodlums have been chased away. But, as it is now we are already planning to leave again because we heard the military is leaving on Thursday.
“Just four days ago, some of our youths who are mining, saw eight trucks of these herdsmen entering from Zamfara state and they are presently in the bush.
“The herdsmen will attack us as a form of revenge on how the…