Bandits displace seven villages in Kebbi, Sokoto states


Bandits displace seven villages in Kebbi, Sokoto StatesPublished on September 19, 2023By Nsikak Nseyen.

The Kebbi State Government, on Monday, distributed relief materials to victims of bandits’ attacks from seven villages of Sokoto and Kebbi states.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two villages were attacked in Kebbi and five in Sokoto State.

Those displaced sought refuge in Jarkuka village, Arewa Local Government Area of Kebbi.

The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Alhaji Yakubu Ahmed-BK said the affected villages were on the borders of the two states.

“We are in this village on behalf of His Excellency, Gov. Nasir Idris, to distribute relief materials to displaced victims of bandits’ attacks.

“The Governor, upon receiving the news of the attack around this axis of border villages between Kebbi and Sokoto state, swung into action.

“We have a situation where thousands of displaced persons from the attacked areas trooped into this village and other surrounding villages for safety,” Ahmed-BK said.

He said the “relief materials include thousands of bags of millet, rice and beans as well as mats, detergents, buckets, and seasoning among others, as emergency measures to ameliorate the suffering of these people.”

Ahmed-BK said though the victims were largely from Sokoto State, “yet, as government of the people, by the people and for the people, the Governor directed that all the affected victims be treated equally”.

The commissioner said that they were in the village to ensure equitable distribution of the relief materials.