We Paid Bandits N400m To Allow Us Farm In Birnin Gwari ― Community Leader A member of the Birnin Emirate in Kaduna State, Danmasani Birnin Gwari, Zubairu Abdulra’uf has lamented that bandits had for over two years, imposed tax on the Birni-Gwari farmers. Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday, he affirmed, “N200 million was paid to bandits in Randegi district alone.” He continued, “When you talk of Birni-Gwari Local Government as a whole, it’s between N300 million to N400 million paid to these bandits.” According to the former Managing Director of Kaduna State Media Corporation, “there are three stages of paying these types of taxes to these bandits. “You have to pay pre-season and mid-season when the crops are about to start yeilding. You will pay these bandits because they will not allow you to have access to your farm. “Then, at the end of the season when you are harvesting, you will give these bandits money before you access your farm. “And when you access
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