Irked by the persistent cases of banditry, abductions and sundry criminal activities, the Kebbi State Government recently rolled out a number of programmes to show its commitment to the protection of lives and property in the state. Apart from the planned collaboration with neighbouring Sokoto and Zamfara States, another approach of Kebbi State Government is the recent inauguration of Security Challenges Committee (SCC) by Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, which has as its chairman the Deputy Governor, Col. Samaila Yombe Dabai (rtd).
While expressing his administration’s determination to bring succor to victims of banditry and other security challenges, Governor Bagudu explained that the committee would visit areas where there have been security problems such as Zuru Emirate, Yauri, Bagudu, Kamaba, Dakingari and others.
Not long after the inauguration, the committee swung into action by visiting areas of stress with security agencies, as well as meeting with paramilitary outfits in the state. In Bena/Danko/Wasagu Local Government Area, for instance, Dabai told the security operatives that the committee’s visit was majorly to discuss various security challenges and have firsthand assessment of the current security situation in the area that has been facing security challenges in the past.