Terrorists operating in Niger State, North Central Nigeria have imposed levies on farmers before they can harvest their crops.
In the Rumbun Giwa community in the Mashegu Local Government Area, a terrorist group, Kungiyan Manuma, ordered all farmers to pay some specific levies and taxes before they can access their farms.
But the state government has urged farmers and communities not to comply with the demands.
Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Mr Emmanuel Umar, assured the farmers of protection.
“The bandits want farmers to pay some levies to access their farms. It is criminal.“We call on every farmer not to comply with this directive.
“No farmer should comply with this directive.“They should not give space to the criminals to change their lifestyles,” he said.
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