Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has sympathized with the victims of banditry attacks in Gurmana and adjoining communities in Shiroro local government area of the state.
A statement by Mary Noel-Berje,
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor said the governor was at the IBB Specialists hospital in Minna, Sunday, to personally see those receiving medication, prayed for their quick recovery.
Noel-Berje said the governor also commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the incident.
“While interacting with Journalists, the Governor explained that the state and federal government are working round the clock to bring an end to the carnage being perpetrated by the unscrupulous elements,” he said.
The statement noted that the governor also directed the Niger State Emergency Management Agency to provide succour to the affected communities.
The governor however assured that strategic actions are being put in place to deal decisively with the bandits, urging the communities to give full support to the security agencies as well as fish out the bandits’ informants amongst them.
He expressed concern, and worries that people are being displaced from their ancestral homes thereby slowing down their struggle for livelihood.
As at the time of his visit, most of the affected victims hospitalised had been discharged while others are receiving treatment at the General Hospital Minna.
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