Banditry: Kaduna community decries banks refusal to site branches

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Saleh Ahmed, Community Head of Kamfanin Zangon-Aya in Igabi LGA of Kaduna, has called on the state government to station security personnel in his community.

Mr Ahmed made the call on Saturday in Kaduna, adding that the security situation was preventing banks from opening branches in the community.

“Our people are mostly into agricultural business, we farm and sell our produce during market days, but we do not have a bank close by which we can deposit money after transaction.

“Though some banks have shown interest in bringing their branches to our community, the lack of security discourages them,” he said.

He said gunmen operating along Kaduna-Zaria road have been attacking motorists, including traders patronising the market in his community due to inadequate security personnel in the area.

Mr Ahmed, however, commended the state government for providing schools, water and hospitals in the community and urged them to provide more classrooms to accommodate the growing number of students in the area.

(NAN)

 

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