- The displaced individuals took shelter in Jarkuka village, located in the Arewa Local Government Area of Kebbi
The Kebbi Government provided aid to people affected by bandit attacks in seven villages across Sokoto and Kebbi states.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), two villages were attacked in Kebbi and five in Sokoto.
The displaced individuals took shelter in Jarkuka village, located in the Arewa Local Government Area of Kebbi. Alhaji Yakubu Ahmed-BK, the Commissioner for Information and Culture, mentioned that the affected villages were situated 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 boarder villages between Kebbi and Sokoto state, swang 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 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.
“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.
“We will go back, write a report to the governor and we anticipate more relief will come their way In-sha-Allah,” he said.