By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor
Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has donated N4,250,000 to the families of the 17 persons killed by bandits in Kalhu, Rakkoni and Dalijan communities, Rabah local government of Sokoto state.
A statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Mani and issued to newsmen on Wednesday said Wamakko handed over the money at the Palace of the District Head of Gandi, Alhaji Maccido Yarin Gandi, when he paid a condolence visit to the people of the area.
While expressing deep concern with the act by the bandits, Wamakko presented N250,000 to each of the families of the seventeen deceased persons.
He further decried the recurrence of the killings of innocent persons in the area.
Wamakko urged the people to provide credible intelligence information, to enable President Muhammadu Buhari and the various security agencies to take the needed measures to curb the menace.
“In the same vein, we should intensify fervent prayers to seek urgent divine solutions to the recurring dastardly killings. Nothing is beyond the Almighty Allah to solve and we around never waiver in offering prayers sustainably,” he averred.
Senator Wamakko further said that the gesture was not in anyway a compensation, but his widow’s mite to alleviate the suffering of the families of the deceased persons.
He also set up a five-man committee headed by the Member of the House of Representatives -elect, Wurno anf Rabah Fedearl Constituency, Architect Almustapha Ibrahim Rabah to judiciously disburse the money to the benefiting families.
Special prayers led by Sheikh Bashir Gidan Kanawa were offered for the repose of the souls of the deceased persons, as well as grant the families to bear the irreparable loss.
Those on the entourage of Sen. Wamakko include the Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Tanzania, Alhaji Sahabi Isa Gada, the Chairman of the State APC Gubernatorial Campaign Council, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi and the State APC Chairman, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, among others.