- Governor Bagudu's attempt to sympathise with some Kebbi residents over bandits' attacks has led to another chaos
- Two men yet to be identified were allegedly shot on Saturday, June 5, when some aggrieved residents of the affected communities blocked the governor's convoy
- Armed bandits had on Thursday, June 3, attacked villages in Danko-Wasagu local government area, killing 88 people
Danko-Wasagu LGA, Kebbi state - Two persons were reportedly shot and injured on Saturday, June 5, after residents protesting against the massacre of 88 people in Kebbi state blocked the convoy of the state governor, Atiku Bagudu.
Legit.ng earlier reported that 88 people were killed by armed bandits in the Danko-Wasagu local government area of Kebbi state on Thursday, June 3.
The attacks took place in eight villages of the council.
Following the incident, Governor Bagudu visited the affected communities to commiserate with the residents, Premium Times reported.
Some residents enraged over the governor's alleged poor handling of security in the state, however, burnt used tyres on the streets, booed him and attacked his convoy.
One of the vehicles in the governor’s convoy was allegedly burnt by the protesters after shots fired by security agents to disperse the crowd hit two persons.
The two men were said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the state.
Governor Bagudu appeals for calm
Following the incidents, the Kebbi state governor urged residents to be optimistic about the security situation in their area.
He also said passing blame will not solve the problems just as he pledged to take more pungent measures against the bandits.
The governor who spoke through his spokesman, Yahaya Sarki, was, however, silent on the reported violent protest which led to the shooting of two men.
Bandits Gathering in Kano Forest - Ganduje
The governor, therefore, called for military intervention in the state, adding that the bandits were gathering in Falgore Forest and might be planning to carry out attacks.
Legit.ng gathered that Ganduje said this at a meeting with the service chiefs at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.