By Aabdullahi Tukur
The Kebbi State Deputy Governor, Rtd. Colonel Samaila Dabai, has debunked the rumour that he was held captive by bandits at Kanya village in Danko Wasagu Local Government area of the State.
Narrating his ordeal to newsmen at his residence in Birnin Kebbi after he escaped bandits attack on Tuesday, the Deputy Governor lamented that activities of informants is further fuelling the security challenges in the area.
According to him, Informants are disguising in public disclosing movement of troops as well as vigilante groups whose bravery.
The Deputy Governor has of recent been regularly visiting Zuru in an effort to be part of the ongoing military operations to decimate activities of bandits in the area.
Colonel Dabai accompanied by the Commanding officer 223 light Tank Battalion Zuru, were returning from different military formations with the intent to boost their morale as well as needs assessment when they were ambushed by the bandits at Kanya.
“My presence at the battle field was always out of passion to see a safer or free environment where communities would farm and do their business activities without hitches”.
He commended the bravery of the 223 Battalion military men and vigilante groups for their rapid response whenever the need arises.
The security aide attached to the Deputy Governor, ASP Idris Libata along side 18 other military personnel lost their lives in Tuesday attack.
The Deputy Governor, prayed for the repose of the soul of his security aide alongside the military personnel and all those that gave their lives in defence of their territory saying, they shall be remembered for bravery forever.