The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, has stated that over 50 villages in five local government areas of the state had been deserted by residence following attacks by bandits.
Governor Bello who spoke when he declared open a two-day workshop on strategies for enhancing internally generated revenue of LG said; “As we speak we have not less than 50 villages deserted across 5 local governments now; where do we get the resources to take care of them if 80% of our resources go to those that do not add value to the system?”
He further revealed that Boko Haram terrorists had hoisted their flag at Kaure village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger.
Also speaking when he visited IDPs Camp at the IBB Primary School in Minna, the governor said; “I’m confirming that there are Boko Haram elements around Kaure in Shiroro local government of Niger state. They’ve taken over the territory, they’ve installed their flags. I’m confirming to you now that they’ve taken over the wives of people by force and attached to Boko Haram members.”
“I’ve been engaging the federal government and unfortunately it has gotten to this stage and if care is not taken even Abuja is not safe. We’ve been saying this for long and all efforts have been in vain,” he said.
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