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Bandits Impose N20million Monthly Levy on Nigerian Communities

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Suspected bandits have taken taxation to a new level by imposing a monthly levy of N20million on residents of Torough and neighboring communities in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State in Nigeria.

The armed gangs, led by a notorious criminal known as ‘Full Fire’, have been terrorizing the community for years, and their latest demand has left residents in a state of panic.

According to sources, the bandits have threatened to eliminate anyone who fails to comply with their demands, leaving the community in a state of bondage.

The residents are forced to pay the levied amount, with some traditional compounds paying as much as N1million.

The Caretaker Chairman of Ukum LGA, Mr. Victor Iorzaa, confirmed the development, stating that he has reported the matter to the police and the State Security Council.

However, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Internal Security, Joseph Har, dismissed the claims, stating that bandits are on the run and cannot collect taxes from villagers.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, also stated that the Command had not received a report of the development.


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