Gov. Bello visits victims of banditry attacks, sympathises with people of Gurmana


Gov. Bello: Working around the clock to secure lives and property in the state

The Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has sympathised with the victims of banditry attacks in Gurmana and adjoining communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state.

 A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mary Noel-Berje, made available to Summit News, said Gov. Bello, who was at the IBB Specialized Hospital Minna, Sunday to personally see those receiving treatment, also used the occasion to pray for their quick recovery.

He also commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the incident.

While interacting with Journalists, the governor explained that both state and federal governments are working around the clock to bring an end to the carnage being perpetrated by the unscrupulous elements.

He 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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