Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Sa’idu Namaska, has pleaded with bandits to stop attacking farmers as the 2021 farming season has begun.
The Emir spoke due to the continuous bandits attacks on farmers in Niger State and other parts of the country which resulted in food scarcity due to farmers’ inability to go to their farms.
The Emir, represented by the Niger State Chairman of All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Alhaji Shehu Galadima made the appeal during the Third Niger Wet Season Agricultural Inputs and Equipment Fair in Minna, the state capital.
“We appealed to bandits to allow us to farm. We need food, you also need food. If we farm, there will be food.Please, allow us to farm,” he said
It was further gathered that the Emir called on the government to recruit more agro-rangers who will safeguard the farmers when they go to their farms.Allow farmers go to farm.