Not less than 50 villages across five Local Government Areas in Niger State have been deserted owing to the activities of bandits.
The State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello who disclosed on Monday, the activities of the bandits is already causing humanitarian crisis in the State.
Governor Bello stated this when he declared opened a two day workshop on strategies for enhancing Internally Generated Revenue of Local Government Councils in Minna, Niger State.
“As we speak, we have not less that 50 villages deserted across 5 local governments. Now where do we get the resources to take care of them if 80% of our resources goes to those that do not add value to the system?
“Now we have to deal with humanitarian problems and security problems, all these require resources that we do not have. So the only way we can survive is to increase our IGR.
“At the moment we have over 3,000 IDPs in Minna, apart from other local governments, he said.