A suspected terrorist group carrying subtle weapons is presently in management of Tangaza Native Authorities Space of Sokoto State, making use of ‘unusual legal guidelines’ and punishing defaulters.
In keeping with reviews, members of the group believed to be from Niger Republic are in possession of assorted weapons, preaching Islamic teachings, forcefully gathering alms (zakat) and flogging defaulters.
An eye fixed witness acknowledged that although members of the fear group are but to be recognized by title, and have been in the world for than two months, they’re allegedly recruiting youth in a close-by bush. After ‘coaching’ them, they provide them a bike, he mentioned.
The witness, who pleaded anonymity, mentioned members of the group are greater than 200. He mentioned they seemed unusual, spoke Arabic and wore turbans over their heads.
“They imposed obligatory levies on every family with cows and rams. These with cows are paying N500 and these with ram are paying N200. They’re arresting and fining herdsmen who encroach on farmlands and are retaining the cash. They’re working freely, scaring residents, with out being challenged. They’re going from one group to a different,” the witness mentioned.
Tangaza Native Authorities in Sokoto State borders Niger Republic. The border communities of the 2 international locations inter-marry and are an identical and communicate the identical dialect.