Nasanda, a terrorist kingpin, has vowed to kill 300 people in order to avenge the deaths of his bride, her uncle, and aunt, whom he claims were killed by vigilante men lately in Zamfara State.
To that end, he gave the state government a 14-day deadline to pay 30 million naira in compensation for the three people who died.
He said that if the reparation was not paid, 300 villagers would be killed.
Nasanda revealed how his wife, her uncle, and aunt were allegedly killed by the vigilante in a recorded audio message that went viral on social media.
He portrayed their gruesome murder as premeditated, claiming that the vigilantes were aware of his relationship with them.
In the audio that has since gone viral, the terrorist was quoted as saying that he was reasonable and not greedy by asking for the N30 million compensation.
If he had been greedy, he would have demanded N50 million for each person, according to him.
“I’m not offering months, but 14 days to meet my needs.” And we won’t attack until everyone has returned to their farms. We will not allow others to live in peace if our Fulani people are not allowed to live in peace.
“If the government fails to pay, I’ll do what I’ve always done.” That is, in order to avenge the deaths of my bride and two of her relatives, I will kill 300 people.
Yes, the lives of 300 people will be in danger,” he stated.
According to reports, when the Nasanda’s son was killed in 2021, it was reported that he killed around 100 people in retaliation.
Nasanda was also accused of masterminding the kidnapping of female students at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talatan Mafara, in the same year.
There had been no statement from the police or the state government about the threats at the time of writing this article.
The state government, however, said in a recent statement made by Zailani Bappa, Special Adviser on Media and Communication, that it was adopting a new approach and strategy in addressing the security situation in the state.
“The government is very worried about the rate at which criminals are making a comeback,” the statement said, “but rest assured that fresh techniques and strategies are being deployed to combat the tendency.”