Terrorists have issued quit notice to a minimum of five villages in Plateau State, while sacking another 30 communities in Zamfara State.
This was revealed by the member representing Gummi/Bukkuyum Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, Suleiman Abubakar Gumi.
Gumi stated this while moving a motion on the need for the military to send more troops to the affected areas during plenary on Tuesday.
According to the lawmaker, there is an increase in bandits attack in Zamfara.
Suleiman noted that residents of about 71 villages had fled their homes; while farmers had abandoned their farms for safety.
He also said the bandits had imposed levies on members of the communities and asked for ransom money from those they kidnapped.
Similarly, bandits have issued quit notice to residents of Sabon Zama, Gindin Dutse, Anguwan Tsohon Soldier, Anguwan Yuhana and Anguwan Mangu villages in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Residents said masked gunmen stormed the communities and asked them to either leave within five days or risk a war.
Ubale Pinau, a resident of Pinau, a village 11km away from Wase, told Dailytrust on Tuesday, June 28, that the gunmen threatened to attack the area, advising them to vacate or face the consequences.
He said many residents have started trooping to Pinau and other bigger towns for safety.