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Kebbi govt restates commitment to end banditry

The Kebbi State Deputy Governor, Colonel Samaila Yombe Retd, says, the government has adopted new strategies to end banditry in the state.

The Deputy Governor, who made this known in Birnin Kebbi said, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division of the Nigeria Army, was in Zuru emirate to re-strategize in the fight against banditry.

He said recently eighty-eight people were reported to have been killed by Bandits in eight villages of Danko/Wasagu local government area of the state.

According to him, the state government had also restructured the activities of Yan Sakai (volunteers vigilante) to complement the effort of the security agencies.

“The state government did not outlaw the Yan Sakai in the state because they had complied with the new reform carried out in their activities”.

Colonel Samaila Yombe gave assurance that a lot effort has been in place by the state government to ensure that, the state is secured especially with recent banditry attacks in the southern part of the state.

The Deputy Governor told journalists that, the state government is working closely with the security agencies to ensure that lives and property are secured.

Abdullahi Tukur

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