Buhari condemns bandits attacks in Sokoto

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday expressed deep shock and sadness over the latest communities that have led to the death of scores of villagers in three communities.

The attacks which occurred on Saturday affected three communities in Rabah local government area of Sokoto, according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

The President who condemned the attacks, assured that his “administration will not relent in the fight to neutralize terrorists, bandits and kidnappers around the country “

The Statement noted that President Buhari has already been briefed by the Police authorities on the incident and the arrests made so far.

The President while condoling Governor Aminu Tambuwal and the people of Sokoto state over the incidence, also condemned the acts of terror being perpetrated against innocent citizens across the country.

He also vowed to ensure that the perpetrators of the “ dastardly acts would be held accountable under the law”

The President’s response is coming against several such attacks being perpetrated daily across the country by kidnappers and armed bandits.

The latest attack is also coming on the heels of last weekend meeting between the President and Governors of the 36 states of the Federation where the Governors lamented the unprecedented plights of Nigerians in the hands of terrorists.

The attacks have led security experts to suggest a more robust and responsive security arrangement at the states level that will eventually lead to the establishment of State Police as a panacea to the inabilities of the Nigeria Police force to adequately deal with the issue.

The Governors said they “kept the President abreast about the situation, and made suggestions as to what we could do to assist the President on the issue.

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CCNN donates N6m drugs to 6 Sokoto healthcare centres

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The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) has donated drugs worth N6 million to six healthcare facilities within its host community.
The facilities are Sabon Gari Dole Clinic, Kalanbaina Clinic, Wajeje Dispensary, Barkin Kusu PHC, Arkilla PHC and Mobile Barracks Clinic in Wamakko Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking while presenting the drugs, Yusuf Binji, CCNN managing director, said the gesture was part of the social responsibility of the company to the host communities.
The company takes the interest of the host people at heart through the provision of some social amenities, not only in the local government but also the state entirely.
“The drugs we are presenting today are for six different health centres in the community. The communities include Sabon Gerri Dole clinic, Kalanbaina clinic, Wajeje Dispensary, Barkin Kusu Primary health care centre, Arkilla primary health care centre and Mobile Barracks clinic, all in Wamakko local government,” Binji said.
“This is just part of what we have been doing regularly for our people here. It will interest you to know that not less than fifty students benefits from our Scholarships scheme in different parts of higher institutions. We also contributed through the provision of portable water to some community as well as construction of inner roads network within the local government,” he explained.
Speaking earlier, the vice chairman of the council, Zubairu Muhammad Dundaye, thanked the management for the gesture, and advised the beneficiaries to make use of the drugs judiciously and not to divert them for their personal use.
In his remarks, the district head of Wajeje village, Muhammadu Melato Gunbi, who spoke on behalf other district heads, also expressed appreciation to the management of the company for the laudable programme done for the host communities.
He assured the company of