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Kebbi invasion: Bagudu to provide support for affected communities

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Governor Atiku Bagudu during a visit to one of the attacked communities PHOTO: AHMADU BABA IDRIS

• Promises Land, Academic Backing For Federal University

Following the recent invasion of seven communities by bandits in Zuru emirate, yesterday, Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has assured all security agents in the state that his administration will continue to support them, by providing financial and other logistics to curb insurgency.

He disclosed this, weekend, while on a sympathy visit to the affected families and villages, where three people were confirmed dead and two others injured. He assured that his government is committed to tackling criminality and ensuring the protection of lives and property.

Bagudu, who was addressing the people of Unashi, Wadadu and surrounding villages, which were attacked by the bandits, commended the efforts of the Nigerian Army, Police, Civil Defence, Vigilantes and Volunteers for confronting the bandits with gallantry.

He inspected the scene of the incident and the sugarcane farms, where the hoodlums took cover to launch the offensive, saying the federal and state governments were ready to bring banditry to an end.

He promised that consultations would be made with Zamfara State and federal authorities for additional troops deployed to the area, as well as provides support to vigilances with necessary materials and logistics.

He interacted with internally displaced persons, now taking refuge in Wasagu, Waje and other villages and directed immediate assistance to all displaced families, advising them to return to their homes.

Some of the towns and villages affected by the attack, where animals were rustled and later retrieved by security agencies were Zuru, Wadaku, Ketaren-Unashi, Dikaro Maza-Maza, Bakaya, Dutsen Kare, Gwaska, Dutsin Kurmi, Miyetti-Allah, Tungar Dangola and Yarkuka.

Similarly, the governor has assured the people of Zuru emirate that his administration will provide land and other necessary academic support for the takeoff of the newly established Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru.

He stated this, yesterday, when the interim management implementation committee paid him a courtesy visit at Government House Birnin Kebbi. He said the establishment of the Federal University is a plus to the state. He assured of his commitment towards promoting the education sector in the state.


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