- The faceless terrorists, displaying brazen audacity, attached phone numbers to notes, compelling the farmers to contact them for further instructions
- The Governor Umar Bago is more focused on opening up Niger state’s Agriculture to foreigners from Saudi Arabia
It has been reported by Daily Trust that a series of coordinated attacks by shadowy terrorist have resulted in the destruction of more than 20 farms cultivating maize, soya beans, and guinea corn on the outskirts of Kontagora, the administrative headquarters of Kontagora Local Government Area in Niger State.
A distressed farmer, who opted for anonymity due to the looming threat, confirmed that the perpetrators not only set the crops ablaze but also left ominous notes at the scenes of their devastation. These notes demanded a staggering N30 million levy from each affected farmer under the explicit threat of further assaults should the payment not be made.
Expressing the severity of the situation, the aggrieved farmer shared, “We just woke up today to this sad incident. We went to our farms where we assembled our crops that were due for harvest. We were almost done with the assembling before bringing them home, only for the crops to be set ablaze.”
As these suspected foreign fulani mercenaries, continue to unleash terror on the helpless farmers of Niger state, the sitting governor, is rather exerting energy running after Saudi Arabian business men, begging they come invest in the states agricultural sector
Meanwhile, at the time of reporting the calamity that has befallen the poor rural Niger states farmers, there has been no response from security operatives regarding this distressing incident, leaving the affected farmers in a state of vulnerability and uncertainty.