In an unfortunate turn of events, two individuals were reportedly killed, and seven others kidnapped following a bandit attack in Kwarikwarasa, a village within the Maiyama Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
The state’s governor, Dr Nasir Idris, visited the affected community in the aftermath of the attack, expressing his condolences and pledging a donation of N10 million to support those injured. During his visit, he affirmed the government’s determination to combat such criminal activities and ensure the safety of all residents.
The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ahmed Idris, confirmed the details of the incident in a press release. He stated that the bandits made their assault on Friday morning and have since released one of the seven abductees, leaving six others, including a woman, still held hostage.
In the statement, Idris said, “The governor has reassured the community that the government has implemented measures to prevent such unfortunate incidents from recurring. The current administration is committed to supporting the security agencies in their fight against criminal elements across the state.”
He added, “We will not rest until we secure the state and create an environment where citizens can live without fear, farm peacefully, and conduct their businesses without any threat of harassment.”
The District Head of Andari, Alhaji Aliyu Mohammed Liba, extended his appreciation towards the governor for his prompt response and intervention.