Bandits now administering justice in communities in Zamfara State as renegrades firm up control of their power.
Apart from Malele, Ruwan Tofa, Mai Awaki and Zama Lafiya, most of the other communities in Dansadau district are under the control of armed bandits.
The armed criminals are the ones, adjudicating between residents.
For instance, in Babbar Doka community a middle-aged man was summarily executed by the bandits in the presence of residents after he was accused of witchcraft.
However, the state police command through its spokesman SP Muhammad Shehu said the command is up and doing to secure the road.
Shehu said the residents should be assisting the security operatives with vital information on the movement of criminals adding that there are so many check points along the road.