From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Kebbi State Governor,Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has restated the commitment of the state government to return all Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs), to their various towns and villages.
The governor made the commitment on Friday when he addressed the IDPs at GSS Dirin Daji, Linzamiya Primary School, Ayuba Dan Bauchi/ GDSS Dirin Daji, in Sakaba LGA and Junior Secondary School Chonoko in Danko Wasagu LGA of the state.
The governor said that the three tiers of government, security agencies and other critical stakeholders were doing their possible best to ensure that normalcy was restored as soon as possible to the affected areas.
Bagudu also expressed his heartfelt condolences on the death of three persons due to bandits’ attacks in the area, as well as commiserated with the generality of the people of the area.
The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum further promised that relief assistance would be distributed to the IDPs latest by the end of Friday.
In the same vein, Bagudu vowed that they would be assisted to restart their various socio-economic life upon their return to their homes in their towns and villages.
Similarly, Bagudu stated that more attention would be focussed on women and children,including the provision of books to them.
Bagudu again warned rumour mongers and those who peddle fake news, decrying that it does more harm than good.
The Chairman of Sakaba local government , Hon.Dauda Muhammad commended the governor for his tireless efforts to ensure the return of peace and security to the area.
He welcomed the deployments of military and other security agents in the area , adding that this had boosted the security of lives and properties of the law abiding citizens.
The Chief of Sakaba, Ladan Musa also lauded the Governor for working round the clock to safeguard lives and properties of the people of the state.
” That is why Gov. Bagudu is even tagged as Sakaba Governor. The new chairman is also emulating the governor,” he added.
He requested for more security to safe guard the lives of people in the area.
Some of the IDPs, Hadiza Leke, Hajara Alhaji Gareji, Fati Samaila Makuku, Wasila Ahmad and Amina Makuku took time to narrate their ordeal to the governor.
They explained how the bandits attacked their villages and made a passionate request for the deployment of additional soldiers in their villages which the governor promised to do.
At Linzamiya Primary School in Dirin Daji, the governor met Sakina Sanusi , a female IDP who gave birth to twins in the camp .
Bagudu with his Deputy, rtd Col. Samaila Yombe Dabai happily carried the babies and beseeched Allah to bless them.
The Deputy Governor, rtd Col. Samaila Yombe Dabai also addressed the IDPs to sympathise with them as well as explained the motive of the governor’s visit.
Special prayers were offered by Allaramma Abubakar Marafa and Pastor Nagiru Maidawa for the repose of souls of those who lost their lives and return of peace to the area.
Some of the communities affected by the bandits attack include Makuku,Sanganga, Janbirni,Kwagano,Maganda,Leke,Kango,Gareji,Daura,Dankolo and Dokabere.
The Governor was accompanied by Senator Bala Ibn Na Allah, Hon Kabiru Tukura , House Representative Member, the Acting Head of Service Alhaji Sufyanu Garba Bena, Special Adviser on Security , rtd Major Garba Rabiu Kamba, Deputy Speaker, Hon Usman Muhammad Ankwai.
Others were the State APC Chairman, Abubakar Kana Zuru, Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, Councillors of Sakaba, Danko Wasagu, Fakai and Zuru as well as Security officers were all in the entourage of the governor to the IDP camps .