Banditry: Gov. Bagudu donates N30 million to IDPs in Kebbi
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Saturday donated N30 million to persons displaced by banditry in the Sakaba Local Government Area of the state.
The governor also donated two truckloads of rice for distribution to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to cushion their hardships.
The governor, who spoke at the presentation of the items at Dankolo village in Sakaba LGA, said his government was committed to restoring peace and security across the state.
Mr Bagudu, also the chairman, APC Governors’ Forum, said the government had adopted proactive measures to return the displaced persons to their ancestral homes to enable them to continue with their normal life.
He urged them to be ambassadors of peace, stressing that security was a collective responsibility that required a collaborative approach.
He said, “I caution you to desist from disseminating fake news, as this will only worsen the security situation in the state.
“However, people should only offer credible intelligence to security agencies with a view to nipping in the bud crimes and criminality.”
Mr Bagudu expressed his happiness about security improvement kn the state, noting that his administration will not relent in securing lives and properties.
While appreciating security agencies and community and religious leaders for their uncommon efforts in promoting peace and security, Mr Bagudu urged vigilantes, youths and volunteer groups to sustain their efforts in bolstering security in the state.
The governor pledged to assist the people with inputs to enable them to engage in dry season activities. He directed the contractor handling the Sakaba – Dankolo road project to return to the site to ensure its completion on schedule.
Earlier, the chairman, Sakaba Local Government Council, Dauda Muhammad-Zaure, thanked the governor for fulfilling his promise to come to Dankolo village to inspect the road project.
He commended the governor for donating relief items to the IDPs, adding the gesture would assuage their sufferings.
In their separate remarks, the village head of Dankolo, Ibrahim Musa, the Ubankasar Sakaba, Garba Musa, and the Chief of Wasagu Chiefdom, Muktar Muhammad, thanked the governor for the humanitarian gesture.
The community leaders also expressed joy over the improved security in the area.
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