Kebbi gov mourns two killed by bandits, donates N10m
Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, has condoled with people of Kwarikwarasa village in Maiyama Local Council of the state over the killing of two persons and abduction of seven others.
The bandits, who stormed the village, on Friday, released one of the seven abducted persons, while six others, including one female, are still in captivity at the time of this report.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ahmed Idris, stated that his principal, who personally visited the village to commiserate with the people, donated N10 million to the bereaved families and those who sustain injuries following the attack.
He said the governor assured the community that the government had emplaced measures to avert recurrence of the ugly event in the area. The governor, according to the statement, said his administration had given the security agencies necessary support towards combating criminality across the state.
“We will leave no stone unturned until we secure the state and make it a place where people will sleep, cultivate their farmlands and go about their normal businesses peacefully without fear of molestation from anybody,” he assured.
Responding, the District Head of Andari, Aliyu Liba, appreciated the governor for the visit and timely intervention. While appealing to the governor to do everything within his power to rescue the abducted persons, he assured that the money donated would be judiciously distributed.
“They entered the village in the rain, killed two and abducted seven. They later released one,” he said.
TROOPS of the Joint Task Force in the North West, Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD), have rescued 18 kidnap victims within Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina and Sokoto states.
The successes were recorded when troops deployed at Forward Operating Base (FOB), Anka, in Zamfara, rescued five victims after a gun duel with armed bandits along Anka-Baggega Road.
The victims, mostly traders conveying goods in a truck to Bagega weekly market, were abducted by armed bandits who blocked the road. Also, on September 8, 2023, while on a fighting patrol, the troops intercepted and rescued six victims, who escaped from Gando forest.Preliminary investigation revealed that the victims, who were kidnapped from Mahuta community in Kebbi, spent 10 weeks in captivity.
Similarly, troops of FOB Hannutara in Zamfara rescued two persons, who were kidnapped in their farms. In a statement, Capt. Yahaya Ibrahimu noted that all rescued victims were handed over to the appropriate authorities to reunite them with their families.
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