Kebbi Govt Confirms Attack On Local Traders Warehouses

From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi

Kebbi State Government has stated that the warehouses attacked by vandals belong to individuals local traders and not government ware houses as was mischievously posted on various social media apps especially the facebook by mischievous elements in the society. 

The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Alhaji Yakubu Birnin-Kebbi, who disclosed this to newsmen at an emergency press conference Monday, averred that the  State government strongly condemned the action of the hoodlums who broke into the warehouses of individuals in the metropolis.

Alhaji Yakubu Birnin-Kebbi reiterated that the state government frowns at such unholy acts in the holy month of Ramadan by these hoodlums as their actions are not in the character of the people of the state.

He added that a 13-man investigative committee has been set up to be headed by the Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Shehu Mua’zu to investigate the matter. 

The committee, he said, is to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the unwholesome act, identify persons involved as well as recommend ways to prevent its recurrence.

Also speaking on the matter, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Shehu Muazu, said that the palliatives looted belonged to the Dangote Foundation and not the State Government.

Muazu added that the State Government has successfully distributed all its palliatives across the state, adding that the consignment belonging to Birnin Kebbi Local Government presented by the State Government were the grains pillaged by miscreants and not that of Kebbi State Government. 

The Commissioner described the incident as unfortunate and condemnable as he attributed the ugly development to the non involvement of the security agencies in the distribution of the looted Dangote palliatives by the Kebbi State Coordinator.

He applauded Dangote for the invaluable gesture, Muazu said that Dangote’s  intention was to complement the efforts of the State Government in bringing succour to the people of the State.

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