Thirty-three families of local vigilante members slain in the line of duty will each get N20 million from the Katsina State Government. On Saturday, Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina made the news while presenting a financial gift to the relatives of the slain.
Some of the awardees would receive N500,000 in cash, according to a statement released by Radda through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Abdullahi Faskari.The governor said that the families of the fallen military officer were given N1 million and that N250,000 was paid out to the 10 injured vigilante members and the police officer.
He said that those who were hurt in recent bandit attacks in the affected areas will be assessed when it is safe to do so.Radda explained that the gift fulfilled one of his campaign pledges to show appreciation to those who put themselves in danger to protect the state.
He assured the populace that his administration will work to reduce crime and increase safety in the state.He stated, “My office is always open to ideas and proposals that will assist our administration in fulfilling and actualizing its commitments.The government has spent about N11.8 million on the treatment of victims of banditry, according to Alhaji Sa’idu Danja, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Banditry Support.
He claims that around 80 patients received free medical care at various clinics, with 40 of them receiving final discharges. The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumin Kabir-Usman, has also applauded the government’s efforts and asked them to expand their scope to help more victims.
The royal family was represented by Galadiman Katsina and Alhaji Sadiq Abdullahi-Mahuta, District Head of Malumfashi.The State Commander of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), Malam Salisu Rabo-Kurfi, has thanked the government for their help, calling it “welcome and timely.”
Greetings, Malam Garba Musa, on behalf of the grateful individuals, praised the extraordinary nature of the gift because it came as such a surprise.He assured them that the money would be put to good use.