By Babatunde Jimoh
Chairman of Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu 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 Area of Sokoto State.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Mani in Sokoto, 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.
Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North senatorial district, expressed sadness over the dastardly act by the bandits, giving each of the families N250,000.
He decried the recurence of killings of innocent persons in the area.
Wamakko urged the people to provide credible intelligence to enable President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies to take the needed measures to curb the menace
He said: “We should intensify 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.”
Senator Wamakko added that the gesture was not in any way a compensation, but his widow’s mite to alleviate the suffering of the families of the deceased persons.