The Kebbi State Government has warned against the dissemination of fake news and other destructive social media postings that are capable of heightening public tension in the state.
The State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, gave the warning when he paid a condolence visit to communities in Danko Wasagu local Government Area of the State over the recent bandit’s attacks that left 18 people dead including 2 soldiers and a policeman.
The communities include, Ragan, Morai, Warkata, Wadaku, Dankade, Yar-Kuka, Gaya, Ayu and Unashi.
Governor Bagudu stated that he was in the area to express the deepest condolences of the state’s people and government, as well as to pray for the repose of the souls of those who died.
He also addressed the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Nizzamiya Primary School at Waje town in Danko Wasagu over the dastardly attacks.
The Governor explained that efforts are on top gear by the state government and the security agencies to restore normalcy to the affected areas to enable the victims to return to their towns and villages to restart their usual socio-economic activities.
He prayed the Almighty Allah to grant the families of the deceased the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The Chief of Wasagu Chiefdom, Alhaji Muktar Musa Muhammad Wasagu, thanked the governor for the visit and told him that, in 2015, only Bena district was affected by banditry but the situation has now spilled to three districts in the area with the abduction of three village heads.
He appealed for the deployment of more security agents to the affected communities.
The Governor was accompanied by the Security Chiefs in the state such as Director DSS, Bashir Dawaki, the Commissioner of Police, Musa Baba, the Army and the Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence, Umar Bala.
Reporting by Abdullahi Tukur; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino