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Niger Vigilantes Are Doing Well In The Battle Against Bandits – Gov. Sani Bello

Governor Sani Bello

Governor Sani Bello

Niger State governor, Sani Bello has come out to promise to sponsor the education of children of members of the state’s chapter of the Vigilance Group of Nigeria (VGN) who lost their lives in a fight against bandits.

The governor recently revealed that the data of those killed by the bandits should be compiled and forwarded to him.

According to him, the recent efforts of the vigilantes in the state to take the fight to the hideouts of the bandits is commendable, and their activities are in the right direction.

He added that a census of all the vigilance members in the state should also be carried out to aid the government to offer them stipends to boost their morale.

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Colonel Sani Bello (born 27 November 1942) is a retired Nigerian Army colonel and administrator. After his retirement, he amassed an enormous fortune through investments in oil, telecommunications and electricity. He is also the founder of the Sani Bello Foundation.

Sani Bello was born on 27 November 1942 in Kontagora, the only child of Bello Mustapha and Hajiya Abu. He received Islamic education, and attended Central Primary School, Kotangora from 1950 to 1957.

Sani Bello joined the Nigerian Army in December 1962. Alongside his childhood friends, he enrolled as an officer cadet at the Nigerian Military Training College (now Nigerian Defence Academy) in Kaduna before proceeding to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant of the Nigerian Army in July 1965.

He returned to Nigeria and was posted to 1st Battalion in Enugu as a Platoon Commander. He progressed in the Army, holding various command posts and rising through the ranks, including Aide-de-camp (ADC) to Major General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigeria’s first military head of state.

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