Calls To Stop Killings In Zamfara Dominate Twitter
Nigerians have continued to condemn the killings in Zamfara State as they call on the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the herdsmen-farmers crisis in the country.
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Some concerned individuals took to Twitter on Sunday to decry the rate at which people were killed in the state, saying several lives have been lost since the beginning of the year.
On June 2, 15 people were killed after gunmen invaded Zakuna village in Anka Local Government Area (LGA) of the state while no fewer than 10 others were killed in raids by suspected cattle rustlers on four remote villages barely two weeks later.
However, the Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Mr Kenneth Ebrimson, told reporters on July 3 that they discovered the bodies of 41 persons suspected to be part of bandits terrorising the villages in the state.
A group of gunmen consequently stormed a mosque at Kawddi village in Zurmi LGA, killing four people while eight others were injured on Tuesday last week, one of the latest attacks in the state.
See tweets of Nigerians condemning the killings below;
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) July 28, 2018
My thoughts and Prayers are with the people of Zamfara, may the souls of the departed rest in peace, may God grant their families fortitude to bear the loss.
I don’t know how to pray for those who are displaced as a result of these attacks, I can’t even imagine their situation.
— Oluyemi Fasipe 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) July 29, 2018
God we need your intervention in the affairs of Nigeria. Where are this bandits coming from? What is their aim of impoverishing already endangered poor rural Nigerians in Zamfara State! I believe that God shall bring peace through the Nigerian army.
What is happening in Zamfara stands condemned by every well-meaning Nigerian. It’s not about affiliation whatsoever, it’s about sympathy, it’s about humanity, it’s about authorities doing the needful.
Every Nigerian Deserves Maximum Security.#SaveZamfara #StopKillings NOW!
— Suraj Bamalli (@SurajBamalli) July 29, 2018
We should be worried about the killings & destruction of property in Zamfara State. Heartless armed men are burning houses, slaughtering people, even pregnant women and babies. Plateau, Benue, S/Kaduna got same bites. I’m worried! Where’re the @PoliceNG ? pic.twitter.com/sWtla0Meje
— Sam Itauma (@SamItauma) July 29, 2018
Zamfara State need serious attention.
— Yunus Jnr.|PMB ❁ (@yunusxonline) July 29, 2018
The way this #Zamfaramassacre thing happened eh, it shows that no one shld fold their hands & feel safe in their state, becos Zamfara was a peaceful place one minute, next it was massacre after massacre. A hashtag won’t stop the killings, but the army can. Make Nigeria safe again
— Boycott beef (@vamide) July 29, 2018
Ya Allah, bring an end to the killing in Zamfara state. Most importantly the Govt must act #DeclareZamfaraStateOfEmergency
— At-taufiq ®♡ (@Dants_xie) July 29, 2018
Mr President @MBuhari please do something about the kills in Zamfara and every other part of the country that is faced by similar unfortunate events.
— Sir Uncle Jay (@Dulla_JayArr) July 29, 2018
If they are not safe we too are not safe. A threat to one is a threat to all Zamfara #SaveZamfaraState
— Sanusi Yahya (@sanusiyahyaS) July 29, 2018
This carnage going on in Zamfara has to be stopped. The Federal Government must make good its promise of protecting the life and property of Nigrrians
— TonyChris #TRANSMISSION (@Amtonychris) July 29, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the #Zamfara communities under siege. Many widowed, hundreds orphaned and thousands displaced. It’s my conviction that @MBuhari is working tirelessly to bring an end to the menace and bring the perpetrators to book. #SaveZamfaraState
We are with the people of Zamfara. In God we trust.
— adewole abiodun (@rapinzy) July 29, 2018
Government commitment is non negotiable #ZamfaraKillings#Itstime4Action#EnoughoftheKillings#Zamfara KillingsMustStop#
— meggy mike (@meggy_94025) July 29, 2018
I could remember a base was formed in Zamfara State. What happened to it?
Why are innocent people killed day in day out?
The police, DSS what are they doing concerning information gathering.
Protection lives and properties?. No more excuses @ZamStateGovt
— أبو فاطمة 🌹 (@Mr_Deeny) July 29, 2018
— Sanusi Yahya (@sanusiyahyaS) July 29, 2018
— The Don! (@donsnupy) July 29, 2018
Ya Allah, We ask you because you deserved to be asked. Ya Allah protect the people of zamfara state. The affected persons and have mercy on the deceased. Guard our leaders to the right path and assist our defense forces in salvaging zamfara state. Amin#SaveZamfaraState
— Ahmed El-Mahmoud (@AhmedElMahmoud8) July 29, 2018
Unfortunately, as devastating as the killings in Zamfara is right now, a SOE won’t help them in anyway – ask the people of Maiduguri during the rise in spate of BH killings. It was only until the local vigilante group formed & worked closely with the army some progress was made.
— Mohammed Malah (@Malah_sayz) July 29, 2018