Farmers in Kaduna, on Saturday, warned that if security challenges persist in the area without a solution, they may be forced to take arms against their attackers.
The assertion came after farmers spent eight days at home without going to the farm due to insecurity.
Farmers in Kajuru, Mararaban Rido, Kachia, Kargoro, Kawo and Zaria who spoke through their Chairman, Ibrahim Mustapha in a statement said bandits have caged them and prevented them from going to their farms.
He said since 2015 when bandits spread across the state, they were no longer free to go to their farms as they would love to.
“Since 2015, when bandits took over Kaduna and its environs, we have been afraid of going to the farm.
” They have kidnapped many of our people and paid a huge amount of ransom. Some have been killed, while those who managed to pay the ransom have remained in abject poverty till now” he said
He pleaded with security agents in the state to intensify efforts aimed at combating crime in the state.