Bandits Burn Crops Over Non-Payment Of Levies in Zamfara

bandits burn crops over non payment of levies in zamfara
bandits burn crops over non payment of levies in zamfara

A new cruel method is being employed by bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria, in order to collect an enforced tax that is designed to facilitate the practise of faming.

As a result of the refusal to pay “harvest taxes,” robbers are already destroying unharvested crops on fields.

Residents in Magami, a town some 50 kilometres south of Gusau, informed our correspondent that a maize farm belonging to Alhaji Dankoli had been set on fire by criminals.

Some villages in the region have been told to pay levies or face dire repercussions if they do not. In this place, they’ve established themselves as lords. Resident Aliyu described the situation as “totally out of control” in a statement.

N8 million was levied on the Kanoma Birni village in the Maru Local Government Area of Kano State by the bandits.

Due to the fact that imposed levies will never be totally waived, residents are trying to figure out if it’s worth it to pay them.

In order to get their crops harvested, “they’ll see if they can pay something out of it,” a source stated.

Bandits continue to raid towns and kidnap people in Zamfara State, smashing “harvest levies” in the face of the ongoing telecommunications outage, according to the Daily Trust.

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