Farmers in Kaduna, on Saturday, warned that if security challenges persist in the area without a solution, they may be forced to take arms against their attackers.

The assertion came after farmers spent eight days at home without going to the farm due to insecurity.

Farmers in Kajuru, Mararaban Rido, Kachia, Kagoro, Kawo and Zaria in a statement said bandits have caged them and prevented them from going to their farms.

They said since 2015 when bandits spread across the state, they were no longer free to go to their farms as they would love to.

They pleaded with security agents in to intensify efforts aimed at combating crime in the state.