The governor of Kebbi State, Nasir Idris, made donation of N7 million to the people of Kanzanna village, Tilli District of Bunza Local Government Area, to cushion the effect of banditry attacks in the area.
This was made known in a statement by the Special Adviser to the state governor on Media and Publicity, Yahaya Sarki, in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, on Sunday.
Sarki said the governor made the donation while on a condolence visit to Kanzanna village where bandits attacked and killed three persons recently.
Idris reiterated the commitment of his administration to ensure the protection of lives and property of people in the state.
The governor expressed deep shock over the bandits’ attack which resulted in the loss of lives, insisting that ensuring the security of the lives of people and their social welfare remained topmost on the agenda of his administration.
He said, ”We are here to offer our condolences over what happened. We pray to Almighty Allah to forgive all those who lost their lives in the incident and give their families the courage to bear the loss.”
The governor assured the Kanzanna residents of the district that all hands would be on deck by all security operatives to arrest the perpetrators of the attack and bring them to book while making efforts to avoid a recurrence of the incident.
“As you can see, I have been accompanied by the heads of security agencies here in the state, the Army, Police, Civil Defence , DSS and vigilante groups.
“We will provide all that is needed by our security agencies, including logistics support to be able to carry out their work effectively.
“Once again, you have my full assurance that adequate security will be provided to your community and in addition, the government will provide you with relief assistance,” he assured.
Earlier, the chairman, Bunza LGA, Umar Muhammad-Gwade, told the governor that three people lost their lives during the attack by the bandits two days ago.
He also said that the bandits had launched a series of attacks on the village and its neighbours in recent time.
The district head of Tilli, Muhammad Jabbo, while thanking the governor for the condolence visit, appealed for the deployment of more security personnel to the area
He lamented that most of the bandits encroached from the neighbouring countries of Benin and Niger Republics to perpetrate the attacks.
The governor made a stopover at the Primary Healthcare Centre at Gurya Mashekari in the Kalgo LGA where he met some people who were displaced by the bandits’ attacks to commiserate with them and donated N2 million.
The governor was accompanied by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Chris Aimionowane, Secretary to the State Government, Yakubu Bala-Tafida, Head of Service, Sufyanu Garba-Bena, heads of security agencies, commissioners and politicians, among others.