Katsina gov’t begins headcount of victims of banditry
Katsina State Government has reaffirmed commitment to assist the families affected by Banditry in some parts of the State.
The Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs Alhaji Ya’u Umar Gwajo-Gwajo stated this at a meeting he held with the Heads of Local Government Administrations and District Heads of twelve Local Governments mostly affected by Banditry in the State.
Alhaji Ya’u Umar Gwajo-Gwajo said a committee was constituted to identify the actual number of women and children who became widows and orphans as a result of banditry.
The Local Governments Commissioner said already some of the victims were given skill acquisition to become self-reliant.
He called on Districts Heads to work closely with the Heads of Administration and religious leader of their respective areas to ensure the success of the committee in their domains.
The Commissioner explained that forms would be provided to be filled by the victims to enable the committee gather accurate data that would assist in ensuring effective government intervention.
In their separate remarks, Sheikh Ibrahim Gora and Sheikh Yakubu Musa Hassan spoke extensively on the importance of assisting orphans and widows and appreciate the resolve of the government to assist the families affected by banditry.