Photo: Governor Ahmed Aliyu
Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto State has donated N20 million to victims of recent bandit attacks in Binji local government of the state.
Ruralpost noted that 29 villagers were killed in the area while 30 were abducted.
Condoling the families of the deceased on Friday, Governor Aliyu said his government was taking measures to end banditry in the state.
“We feel your pain and share in your grief,” the Governor said, adding that, “We are doing everything possible to end banditry in our state.
“Just two days ago, we inaugurated a committee for the establishment of a guards corps in the state,” he disclosed.
The Governor donated the sum of N500,000 and five bags of grains to each of the bereaved families.
Meanwhile, the Governor inaugurated a 25-member committee for the establishment of community guards in the state.
The 25-member committee was chaired by the former Commissioner for Carriers and Security Matters during the administration of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Colonel Garba Moyi (rtd).
The committee was mandated to advise the government on the modalities for the establishment, recruitment, and training of personnel into the Guards.
They were also tasked to recommend powers and functions of the guards as well as sources of funding for the Community Guards.