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Gov Idris Probes Agric Warehouse Looting In Kebbi

By Faridat Salifu

In response to recent incidents of warehouse looting, the Kebbi State Government has taken swift action by establishing a 13-member committee tasked with conducting a thorough investigation.

Reports emerged of unrest in Birnin Kebbi as residents allegedly stormed warehouses in the Bayan Kara area, seizing essential supplies despite the presence of security personnel.

Among the looted items was a truck loaded with assorted grains intended for distribution within the city.

Shehu Mu’azu, Commissioner for Agriculture, has been appointed to lead the investigative committee, charged with delivering its findings to the state government by Friday.

Mu’azu clarified that while not all government warehouses were targeted, those belonging to Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area and palliatives provided by the Dangote Group were affected.

Contrary to speculation, Mu’azu emphasized that state-owned warehouses had already been emptied through legitimate distributions to deserving recipients.

He attributed the breach in the distribution of Dangote palliatives to procedural lapses, citing a lack of coordination with security agencies.

Yakubu Ahmed Birnin Kebbi, Commissioner for Information, outlined the committee’s objectives, which include conducting a comprehensive analysis of the incident’s root causes, identifying the perpetrators, and formulating recommendations to prevent future occurrences.

As the committee commences its investigation, the Kebbi State Government reaffirms its commitment to restoring order and ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of vital relief supplies to those in need.


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