Emerging Issues in Zamfara Armed Banditry and Cattle Rustling: Collapse of the Peace Deal and Resurgence of Fresh Violence


Anas Sani Anka


This position paper examines major critical reasons responsible for the resurgence of fresh killings in Zamfara state. It also makes critical appraisal of the factors that led to the collapse of the peace deal entered in to between Zamfara state government and armed bandits. It also provides a historical background to the crises and efforts put in place by the government to addressing the crises since 2011. The paper applies mixed methodology of interview and content analysis to enable the researcher capture fresh facts from the field for the purpose of documentation.