Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has assured that government is doing everything within its power to ensure that Abubakar Ibrahim Jibrin, a staff of the Niger State Ministry of Works and the three staff of a construction company recently abducted by unidentified gunmen from a construction site at Erena community in Shiroro local government are rescued unhurt.
He said government has provided all the needed logistics support to ensure that these people regain their freedom and the criminals brought to face justice, Mary Noel-Berje
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Niger state explained in press statement.
Governor Sani Bello who maintained that no responsible government will fold its hands and watch some criminal elements hold its people hostage, noted that it is time to take the fight to their hideouts and root them out of the communities, saying enough is enough.
The Governor said government is on top of the situation and the abducted persons would be rescued and reunited with their families within the shortest possible time.
He noted that the abduction of the construction workers from site at a time when the government is aggressively embarking on the construction of some rural roads across the state to make lives easy and enhance economic activities of the people is a deliberate attempt to sabotage government efforts, which will not be tolerated.
The Governor vowed that no amount of banditry activities or criminality in parts of the state will deter the government from achieving its rural roads transformation agenda.
He commended the security agents in the state for their sacrifices so far towards combating the activities of the bandits and other forms of criminality in the state and urged them to go after the perpetrators of this inhuman act.
Governor Sani Bello reassured the people of the state of government’s commitment to the protection of lives and property of the citizens which remains its cardinal responsibility.