160 people have been killed and 10 married women abducted in different villages of Zamfara State in the last three months, Governor Abdulazez Yari on Monday said in Gusau.
Addressing members of the state House of Assembly on security situation in the state, Yari said the situation had caused disaffection between residents of the affected villages and the state government.
At least 6,000 cows and 4,000 sheep were also stolen within the period by hoodlums, who continued to terrorise villages in parts of the state.
Yari, who said the state government was handicapped, urged the Federal Government to deploy more security personnel to the state to protect lives and property of the people.
The governor said the state government had committed a lot of its scarce resources on security issues, and called on Federal Government to stand up to its responsibilities.
In the House’s response, Speaker, Alhaji Sanusi Rikijin, assured the governor of the assembly’s support, adding “we will consult with other state houses of assembly and the National Assembly to ensure justice, equity and fair play in the country.”