Bandits demand ‘harvest fee’ from Zamfara farmers before they can allow them harvest their farm produce

Zamfara bandits

Nigerians have taken to social media to panic after bandits in Zamfara reportedly demanded  “Harvest Fees” from Zamfara farmers to allow them harvest their crops in peace.

Farmers made this revelation to BBC Hausa. The farmers were forced to pay bandits to allow them access to their farms at the beginning of the planting season.

Now that it’s time to harvest their crops, the bandits are demanding as much as 900,000 Naira from farmers in certain villages before they will allow them carry on harvesting.

Northern youths took to Twitter to complain about this while explaining that this is one of the reasons for the expensive cost of foodstuff in the markets.

See some comments below;

“BBC Hausa reports that bandits in Zamfara have stipulated “harvest fees” to the few farmers that managed to cultivate. The farmers had to pay the gangs to access their farms at the beginning of the season. And now they’re denied harvesting until they pay N300k-N900k per village.”

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