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Niger expresses commitment towards ending banditry, distributes relief materials to IDPs

The Niger State government has assured the people of its commitment towards ending banditry. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello gave the assurance while distributing food and…

The Niger State government has assured the people of its commitment towards ending banditry.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello gave the assurance while distributing food and non-food items to displaced persons in camps in Kontagora.

Represented by his deputy, Alh Mohammed Ketso, the governor said the development was targeted at mitigating the situation of the displaced persons.

He appealed to them to always cooperate with security agencies and furnish them with vital information that will help them fish out criminals.

He said government was working towards securing and returning the IDPs safely home.

“Today’s distribution is the second batch, which brings it to a total of 450 bags of rice, 130 bags of maize, 80 jerrycans of palm oil, 80 jerrycans of vegetable oil, 80 carton of Maggi, 80 bags of salt, 500 pieces of mat, 500 pieces of blanket, 60 cartons of bathing soap, 60 cartons of washing soap, 50 cartons of macaroni, 50 cartons of Spaghetti, buckets, spoons and plates on hundreds.”

The deputy governor, who delivered the governor’s message and monitored the distribution himself was accompanied by Senior Government officials, including the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Umar Emmanuel Bagna and the Director General of the State Emergency Agency, Alh. Ahmed Inga Ibrahim.

Before visiting the camps, he paid a visit to the Emir’s palace where the Governor reiterated Government’s commitment to bring an end to the ugly situation that’s confronting the North entirely and advice the people to be vigilant in their commitment.

Responding, the Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Alh. Mohammed Barau Muazu, urged the government to work assiduously to ensure safe return of the displaced people to their homes.

He thanked the State Government for showing concern with the visit.

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