Presidential aspirant and Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday, donated the sum of N50million to the families of Victims killed by bandits in Zamfara state.
According to some local sources over 100 people have been killed in two local government Area of the state in the recent killing that left the affected villages a “desert” Officials say.
However, report by Goverment official indicated that at least 58 persons were killed.
Tinubu made the donation during a visit to the state in an act of symphating with the state government and the people.
Symphaty and act of kind gesture have been extended to the people of the State by many prominent politicians and Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday according to channels, sent his condolences and that of his government to the people of Zamfara State on what he described as the “extremely unfortunate” mass killings of innocent people by retreating bandits.
The president, who said the recent incident was a very sad one for the nation, reiterated his earlier commitment to tackle the monster of terrorism head-on, giving assurances that the besieged communities and other Nigerians will not be abandoned to their fate.
He conveyed his condolences through a delegation led by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), his counterpart in the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry, Sadiya Umar Farouq and his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Others included the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
Some governors of the All Progressives Congress, Kebbi State’s Atiku Bagudu and his Katsina counterpart, Aminu Masari, had also visited to commiserate with the government and people of the state.
Governor Bagudu said despite some positives by the federal and state governments, massive cooperation is vital to combat the threat.
Bagudu stated that in the last few years, a lot has been and is still being done to address the security challenges facing the country, and more resources, community mobilisation, support is still needed to flush out the terrorists.
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