The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday donated the sum of N50million to families of victims of the recent killings in two Local Government Areas of Zamfara State.
No fewer than 200 villagers were allegedly killed while many houses were torched at Rafin Danya, Barayar Zaki, Rafin Gero and Kurfa villages in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of the state.
According to survivors of the attacks, scores of villagers managed to escape but many remained missing.
It was learnt that the bandits were fleeing from Zamfara State as a result of ongoing military operations.
Tinubu made the donation while in Gusau to condole with the government and people of the state over the killings.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday also sent his condolences and that of his government to the people of Zamfara State on what he described as the “extremely unfortunate” mass killings of innocent people by retreating bandits.
Tinubu, had Monday said he had informed President Buhari of his intention to contest the presidential election in 2023.
Tinubu stated this while briefing State House correspondents after he met with Buhari at the Aso Villa in Abuja.
According to him, the President is a democrat and therefore, has not asked him to stop the pursuit of his ambition which for him is life-long.
Tinubu said, “I have informed the President of my intention but I’ve not informed Nigerians yet. I am still consulting and I have no problem consulting and I have not set a parameter of limitation to the extent of how many people will I consult. You will soon hear all you want to hear; it is a categorical declaration. You’ve gotten that truth from me that I have informed Mr President of my ambition.”
The former Governor of Lagos State stressed that he had the confidence, vision, and capacity to build on the foundation laid by Buhari to turn around the fortunes of the country.