The governor of Kebbi state Atiku Bagudu has warned internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mahuta and Isgogo of Fakai and Zuru local government areas not to return home until bandits stop terrorizing the state, he added by saying their suffering was destined by God.
Mr Bagudu made the call while on a sympathy visit to the IDPs camps in Government Day Secondary School, Mahuta and Model Primary School, Isgogo, in Zuru Emirate on Friday. He sympathized with the victims of the bandits’ attack and condole the families that lost their loved ones during the incident.
“I am here to see you with important personalities and local government officials to sympathise with you. Take heart and bear with the situation as it is destined by the Almighty God,” he said.
The governor stated that he had already ordered for relief materials to be provided and more security measures to be taken in all the affected areas.
Mr Bagudu added, “You will be assisted by government. You remain here until it is safe for you to go back. We are taking more measures to safeguard your lives and properties.”
The governor, however, warned of the dangers of spreading rumors and false information, which he said could further instill fear in residents of the state.
Mr Bagudu also visited the palace of the chiefdom of Mahuta, Muhammad Hudu, and commiserated with the community leader. He held a meeting with LG chairmen, councilors and other stakeholders.