Maize Scarcity Looms As Bandits Kill 60 Farmers In Katsina In 2021


Maize scarcity in 2022 is becoming unavoidable as the Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) lost about 60 members to bandit attack while some of the farmers fled to the urban areas to seek refuge, MAAN Chairman, Katsina State, Garba Lawal has said.

Lawal said that he got reports that the maize harvested by their members awaiting threshing was set ablaze by the bandits alongside their farms.

He said however his members will not embark on next year’s dry season farming because of insufficient water supply.

Speaking exclusively with Nigerian Tribune, Lawal said farmers about eight local governments have been greatly affected by the activities of bandits which have led to the death of many and others fleeing their farms.