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Political office holders in Kebbi State have donated half of their June salaries to the state government as a way of contributing to the fight against insecurity in the state.
The Secretary to the State Government, Babale Yauri disclosed the development in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.
Speaking Yauri said, “this decision comes at a better time when all hands were on deck to tame the myriad of security challenges in the state and Nigeria, at large.
“Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and the various security agencies are working round the clock to ensure the restoration of normalcy across the state.
“This gesture is, therefore, our widow’s mite in this direction and we are fully committed to do everything humanly possible to ensure that, the insecurity monster is roundly overwhelmed.”
Yauri further noted that the fight against the raging security challenges should not be left to the government and the security agencies alone.
The SSG reiterated that the urgent restoration of peace and unity in the state and Nigeria was the only panacea needed for even socioeconomic development.
Kebbi is one of the states in northwest region that has been plagued by insurgency caused by notorious bandits. These arm-wielding bandits have been responsible for cases of kidnapping and killings.
Early June, about 94 students and eight teachers were abducted in broad daylight from the government school in Birnin Yauri, Kebbi.