Kebbi: Idris provides N40m palliatives to victims of banditry

Kebbi state governor, Dr. Nasir Idris, has directed the distribution of relief items worth N40 million to more than one thousand displaced persons who fled their homes, following a brutal attack by bandits on seven villages on the border between Kebbi and Sokoto states.

The victims, most of whom are farmers, were sacked from their homes when the bandits attacked Zawaini Zawaini, Jangargari and Jaja in Kebbi state as well as Karani and three others in Sokoto state.

Apart from setting many houses and shops ablaze, the bandits killed a number of people which led thousands to flee and take refuge in Jarkuka village of Arewa local government area of Kebbi state.

The state Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Empowerment, Alhaji Muhammad Hamidu Jarkuka, and that of Information and Culture, Alhaji Yakubu Ahmed Birnin Kebbi, distributed the relief items to the victims on behalf of the governor this Monday.

Both commissioners expressed sadness on the unfortunate incident and urged the victims to take solace in the Teachings of Islam which commanded adherents to regard all situations as from the Almighty Allah.

“Immediately Governor Nasir Idris received news of your plight, he quickly dispatched us with emergency relief items to you comprising one thousand bags of rice, millet, beans as well as mats, buckets and seasoning, they said.

The emissaries were received by the chairman of Arewa LGA, Alhaji Sani Aliyu Tela Kangiwa, Special Adviser, Barmu Shudi Kangiwa, the Uban Kasar Bachaka, Alhaji Yakubu Tsamiya and other community leaders who ensured judicious distribution of the items to the victims.

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