Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has directed the state emergency management agency, the ministry for local government and Sabon Birni local government council to work towards providing relief materials to victims of Gangara village attack.
Recall that on Wednesday, about 100 gun wielding men had invaded Gangara village on motorbikes, killing 22 and injuring about 20 others.
In a statement signed on Friday, the governor’s Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, said Mr Tambuwal gave the directive during a condolence visit to the area.
The statement noted that Governor Tambuwal, who was in the company of security operatives during the visit, pleaded with the people to be patient as “the government is doing its best possible to check insecurity in the area”.
According to him, government is not unaware or unmindful of the plight of the people in the community.
“We are working closely with all the security agencies in the state to ensure that this mayhem does not continue.
“We are aware of the concerted effort of the community to forestall and checkmate the criminal activities of attackers. However, I wish to call on all of you not take the laws into your hands.
“We should all allow the law to take its full course to investigate and bring the perpetrators to book,” the governor noted.
Mr Tambuwal prayed for peace and stability in the area, assuring the people that they were not alone at the time of trial and trepidation.
Meanwhile, the governor urged the people of the community to get enlightened about the Coronavirus, COVID-19, “which is a global pandemic right now”.
“You should not be so overwhelmed by the bandit attack and neglect the import of this contagious disease,” said Mr Tambuwal.
He advised them to observe social distancing, personal hygiene and quick report to health authorities in the event of any outbreak of the disease in the area.