Suspected bandits invaded 40 villages and towns in Kebbi State, killing scores of residents.
Other residents fled to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps for safety after the killings.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday, October 27, 2022.
Dangari said Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu paid a visit to the IDPs camps in Government Day Secondary School, Mahuta and Model Primary School, Isgogo, in Zuru Emirate on Thursday, to sympathize with the victims.
"Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, this Thursday, visited IDPs’ camps in Mahuta, headquarters of Fakai Local Government and Isgogo in Zuru Emirate to sympathize and condole with the families of persons killed by bandits who attacked more than forty towns and villages along the border of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states," the statement read.
“The Governor, in company of General Muhammadu Magoro and Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, expressed deep sympathy and concern on the tragedy, advising families of the victims to rekindle their faith in Allah as the custodian of mercy and recourse."
He pledged that his administration would reach out to the affected persons appropriately, especially to resettle them in their various towns and villages soonest.
“Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu directed the relevant authorities to provide food items, drugs and other essential items to the IDPs”, he said.
Dakingari said that the Governor had ordered the immediate abolished of School fees and PTA levies in order to give room for children of IDPs to attend schools.
The CPS said the affected villages and towns include Ba’are, Iri, Barbaro, Mai Kende, Tungar Gambo, Usheri, Garin Hausawa, Ahuri, Doro, Babban Rafi, Jonga, Hulu, Sago, Adaga and Agwala.
The rest are, according to him, are Masama, Gulori, Arewa, Gurguza, Sabla, Mai Danga, Ucheri, Sangi, Tungar Dutse, Maidaji, Maidaji Gari, Chasgu, Golo Ingarde, Lonka, Ambu, Adaka, Saminaka and Sabon Birni all located in Fakai and Zuru Local Government areas.
Other displaced villages in Zuru are Badi, Kwalo, Rafin Gora I, Muhaye, Isgen, Ganuwa, Rafin Gora II, Ulasa, Dago, Bachuchu, Rafin Gora III, Uli Zamfara.