Kebbi Governor vows death penalty for informants of bandits

Kebbi State Governor, Nasiru Idris has vowed to implement the provisions of the law on death penalty against those passing information to bandits in the state.

Idris stated this on Saturday during a visit to the inhabitants of Tudun Bichi in Wasagu Chiefdom of Danko-Wasagu Local Government Area to condole with them on the recurring attacks by bandits.

The governor, who expressed sadness and rage towards the nefarious act of informants, emphasized that he would append his signature to the death warrant of convicted informants.

“The activities of informants defied all norms and religious doctrines. Just for a pittance, some miscreants will provide valuable information to bandits to perpetrate mayhem against their own people.

“I will never condone or be lenient with such unscrupulous persons.

“Let it be known to the informants that whoever is convicted for volunteering information to bandits leading to the killing of innocent souls, I will sign his death warrant instantaneously,” he warned.

Idris further assured that his administration would continue to provide the necessary support to the security agencies with emphasis on logistics, welfare of troops and other material requirements for combat readiness and operational successes.

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He equally granted the request for immediate rehabilitation of the three kilometre road linking the village with Wasagu that has become impassable due to bridge collapse.

Earlier, the Village Head of Tudun Bichi, Malam Muhammad Mika’ilu, thanked the governor for his kindness to pay condolence visit to the people.

He said that the governor was the first Chief Executive of the state to visit the town among all elected governors.

Mika’ilu lamented that the incessant banditry attack had prevented them from cultivating their farmlands for the past two consecutive seasons.

He added that the bandits had renewed their attacks on the advent of this year’s rainfall, harassing and killing anyone who dared to till the land.

The village head appealed to the governor to facilitate the deployment of security operatives with requisite fighting equipment to deal with the bandits to enable the community go back to normal uninterrupted farming of both food and cash crops.

He also appealed to the government to rehabilitate the major outlet linking the village to Wasagu, headquarters of Wasagu Chiefdom.

An elder of Tudun Bichi, Mallam Sani Manomi, said the bandits had killed a total of 86 people from the town in various attacks on farmlands.

He disclosed that on Thursday, the invaders murdered seven villagers in cold blood.

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