In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, September, 2020

33,000 Youngsters Now Orphans In Katsina Due To Banditry

33,000 Children Now Orphans In Katsina Due To Banditry

He stated within the final 5 years, over 4 thousand folks have been killed, whereas over 4 thousand ladies have been widowed in numerous elements of the state.

Dr Shehu

Dr Mahdi Shehu

The Katsina State-born philanthropist and Chairman Dialogue Teams, Dr Mahdi Shehu stated over 33,000 youngsters have turn into orphans in Katsina State because of bandits actions.

He stated within the final 5 years, over 4 thousand folks have been killed, whereas over 4 thousand ladies have been widowed in numerous elements of the state.

Mahdi, who made the remark in Kaduna on the weekend, whereas reacting to the deliberate amnesty for bandits in Katsina State stated homes value tens of millions of naira have been burnt and destroyed by bandits inside this era.

He lamented that a lot of the victims of the banditry throughout the state weren’t given any type of compensation however but the state authorities needs to present them amnesty.


‎”What’s clearly recognized to us is that over 4 thousand folks have been killed, over 4 thousand ladies have been widowed.

“Over 33,000 youngsters have been orphaned, homes value tens of millions have been burnt down, cattle stolen, and but the federal government is speaking about amnesty as if these lives imply nothing.

“No compensation, no restitution, no rehabilitation, no reconstruction, no additional plan to rehabilitate and resettle them, however but the federal government got here up with this concept of resetting the bandits,” he stated.

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