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Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Niger bandits impose levies on farmers

 Niger bandits impose levies on farmers

• Govt tells communities not to pay
The bandits in some communities of Niger State have imposed levies on the  farmers to be able harvest their crops.
According to informed source, the bandits threatened to attack the farmers or destroy their crops if they failed to comply..
However, the state government has directed  the farmers and communities not to pay the levies.
Commissioner for Local Governments, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, said the state government will protect the farmers.

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