September 23, 2022
Bandit attacks: Sokoto MP demands air strike operations, donates to IDPs Bandit attacks: Sokoto MP demands air strike operations, donates to IDPs

Bandit attacks: Sokoto MP demands air strike operations, donates to IDPs

From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto

Worried with incessant bandit attacks and kidnapping for ransom in Kebbe Local Government area of Sokoto State, National Assembly member representing the area, Hon. Bala Kokani Kebbe has seeked the intervention of the air force and army to push out criminal gangs away from the area.

Hon. Kokani, who is representing Tambuwal/Kebbe Constituency at the House of Representatives, said  his constituency had suffered so much in the hands of bandits who daily attack and kidnap people at gun point.

He said he was doing everything possible at his capacity to see that air force jets were sent to the area to neutralize the criminals from their hiding enclaves.

The lawmaker further disclosed that since when bandits commenced wanton attacks in the area, he had not relented in his quest to see that normalcy returned there at all cost.

According to him, communities worst affected by the continued bandit attacks in his constituency are Ungushi, Sabla, Sabon Birnin, Sabon Garin Arawa, Maidanda, Gidan Bele, Mai Agumi and Gidan Kina all in Kebbe Local Government Area.

He said at the height of the attacks, though he was in Saudi Arewa, but he immediately sent donation of assorted foodstuff and medicament to various internally displaced camps spread across the area.

“I will do whatever necessary to ensure that peace returns to my constituency. I will never let my people down at this moment of grief and sadness even if it amounts losing all my resources,” Kokani elaborated.

He further said: “The N5, 000,000 I am donating to the victims is nothing when compared to the sufferings and loss of lives recorded daily in the affected communities.

“I will also reach out to well meaning associations, individuals and groups to secure assistance for the victims, including NEMA.”

He warned of imminent famine in the affected communities as most of them are agrarian enclaves and bandits are refusing farmers access to their farmlands to harvest their crops, which if not promptly tackled by security agencies, would lead to rural urban migration.

Hon. Kokani counseled victims of the attacks to organize themselves and intensify prayers for God’s intervention to free them from the shackles of criminal gangs.

He called on the army, the air force, the police and other security agencies to come to the aid of the affected communities, with a view to freeing them from the hands of criminal gangs who are making them refugees daily.

Worried with incessant bandit attacks and kidnapping for ransom in Kebbe Local Government area of Sokoto State, National Assembly member representing the area, Hon. Bala Kokani Kebbe has seeked the intervention of the air force and army to push out criminal gangs away from the area.

Hon. Kokani, who is representing Tambuwal/Kebbe Constituency at the House of Representatives, said  his constituency had suffered so much in the hands of bandits who daily attack and kidnap people at gun point.

He said he was doing everything possible at his capacity to see that air force jets were sent to the area to neutralize the criminals from their hiding enclaves.

The lawmaker further disclosed that since when bandits commenced wanton attacks in the area, he had not relented in his quest to see that normalcy returned there at all cost.

According to him, communities worst affected by the continued bandit attacks in his constituency are Ungushi, Sabla, Sabon Birnin, Sabon Garin Arawa, Maidanda, Gidan Bele, Mai Agumi and Gidan Kina all in Kebbe Local Government Area.

He said at the height of the attacks, though he was in Saudi Arewa, but he immediately sent donation of assorted foodstuff and medicament to various internally displaced camps spread across the area.

“I will do whatever necessary to ensure that peace returns to my constituency. I will never let my people down at this moment of grief and sadness even if it amounts losing all my resources,” Kokani elaborated.

He further said: “The N5, 000,000 I am donating to the victims is nothing when compared to the sufferings and loss of lives recorded daily in the affected communities.

“I will also reach out to well meaning associations, individuals and groups to secure assistance for the victims, including NEMA.”

He warned of imminent famine in the affected communities as most of them are agrarian enclaves and bandits are refusing farmers access to their farmlands to harvest their crops, which if not promptly tackled by security agencies, would lead to rural urban migration.

Hon. Kokani counseled victims of the attacks to organize themselves and intensify prayers for God’s intervention to free them from the shackles of criminal gangs.

He called on the army, the air force, the police and other security agencies to come to the aid of the affected communities, with a view to freeing them from the hands of criminal gangs who are making them refugees daily.

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