Bandits threaten to tax farmers before harvest in Niger

 Famers withinside the Atabo and Magama nearby authorities region of Niger State are residing in worry following an alleged chance via way of means of bandits to prevent them from harvesting their vegetation until they pay tax to them.

A source informed DAILY POST that bandits attacked Atabo network and abducted Alhaji Mairabo, the village head, and his more youthful brother, popularly referred to as Usman.

The supply defined that the village head turned into later launched however the more youthful brother is being held via way of means of the abductors.

The supply in addition defined, “They launched the village head on Wednesday and he turned into instructed to tell the own circle of relatives of his more youthful brother to pay N7 million ransom. They additionally instructed him that if this ransom turned into now no longer paid on time, they might now no longer permit us to reap our vegetation this dry season till we pay tax. As I talk with you, a few humans have fled their houses considering Tuesday’s attack.”

He appealed to the federal and Niger State governments to help the region with safety operatives to assist harvest their vegetation.

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