ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Kebbi government on Monday distributed relief materials to victims of bandits’ attacks from seven villages of Sokoto and Kebbi.
Two villages were attacked in Kebbi and five in Sokoto.
The displaced villagers are seeking refuge in Jarkuka village in Arewa LGA of Kebbi.
Information commissioner 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, Governor 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, swang into action,” Mr Ahmed-Bk explained.
The commissioner added, “We have a situation where thousands of displaced persons from the attacked areas trooped into this village and other surrounding villages for safety.”
Mr Ahmed-Bk also mentioned that “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.”
Mr Ahmed-BK said the victims were largely from Sokoto “yet, as the government of the people, by the people and for the people, the governor directed that all the affected victims be treated equally.”
“We want to reach out to as many people as possible as it is not possible to satisfy all. I want people to understand that this is just the beginning; the governor sent us as an emergency team to offer relief to the victims.
“So, we will now go back with the report of what we’ve seen. The situation is so pathetic. We have quite a number of displaced women and children”, the commissioner noted.
He added, “We will go back, write a report to the governor and we anticipate more relief will come their way insha Allah.”