Tired of terrorists’ activities, residents on Saturday, March 26, appealed to the Nigerian government for protection in Kebbi State, northwestern region.
The crowd, drawn from different communities, met at about 12:45 p.m. WAT at Maga village square, under Kebu District in Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
According to Malam Muhammad Hamisu, a resident of Maga, the protesters were mostly from Sibari, Tungar Danyaki, Tungar Dako, Seme, and ‘Yar Jannah villages.
He added that others, who trekked to Maga for the emergency meeting, were from K’bala, Ch’Fasa, Dam-din, Tadurga, D’goga, and Tungar Bundi villages of Kyabu District.
Other neighbouring communities in attendance were Fada, D’Kenke, Dibche, Unguwar Rogo, Boka, Tungar Dutsi, Im’lendo, Haji Gomo, Lalku menke, and Madatta.
Speaking to the crowd, Umar Garba Kyabu, the Sole Administrator of Maga Area Development Council, said “never let anyone politicise the insecurity affecting our areas.
“To be honest with you all, we understand that we are in a serious security catastrophe in Kyabu of the Zuru Emirate.
“Let us sit together and identify ways on how to get this situation addressed. One of the ways is to inform the federal government and the world at large, by all means and options, and get them to understand the true situation we live in.”
Kyabu appealed to the rich and authorities of Zuru Emirate to come to the people’s rescue in Kyabu District.
“Our women and children, including the old, are presently displaced with many of them sick and senile.”
Garbe Samuel, another resident, told HumAngle that many of the children in the communities are extremely dehydrated and critically malnourished.
“Hunger is attacking nursing mothers who are displaced from their homes and evicted from their houses by the terrorists,” he said.
All efforts to contact Nafiu Abubakar, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kebbi State Police Command, proved abortive as his phone remained switched off at the time this report was filed.
Currently, Kebbi State has become one of the epicentres of terrorism in the country as villages have continued to witness attacks by terror gangs moving on motorcycles and targeting vulnerable communities and travellers.
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