The Kebbi State Government has donated 30 motorcycles and six patrol vehicles to the 8th Division of the Nigeria Army, Sokoto, to support the fight against banditry in the state.
Yahaya Sarki, Special Adviser to Kebbi State Governor on Media, made this known in a statement issued on Friday.
The statement reads: “Kebbi State Government has donated 6 brand new Hilux patrol vehicles and thirty motorcycles to the 8th Division of the Nigeria Army Sokoto towards bolstering security and enhancing its operational capability.
“The keys to the vehicles were handed over to the Commander One Brigade Gusau, Brigadier- General Isyaku Awolabi Alatunji, who represented the General Officer Commanding, Major General U.A Yusuf by the Special Adviser on Security, retired Major Garba Rabiu Kamba who represented Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
“The patrol vehicles were delivered to the troops at Government House while the Brigade Commander took possession of the motorcycles at cabinet office in Birnin Kebbi.
“On the occasion, the Security Adviser, retired Major Garba Rabiu Kamba said the gesture was in furtherence of commitment by the administration of Governor Atiku Bagudu to facilitate the performance of the Army in eliminating banditry in Kebbi State and neighboring Stated in the North-West Zone.
“Kamba said the governor was fully satisfied about the gallantry displayed by the troops and success recorded in the fight against banditry other forms of criminality nationwide.”