September 14, (THEWILL) – The home of the Speaker of the Zamfara House of Assembly, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, was on Monday razed down by bandits.
This comes less than 45 days after bandits invaded the Magarya community and kidnapped his father, stepmother, uncle and four other persons.
The chairman of the House Committee on Security and Prosecution of Bandits, Abdullahi Shinkafi, who confirmed the development to newsmen, said several other buildings were also set on fire during the attack.
He said the bandits resorted to attacks on soft targets after they were forced to flee from their various hideouts by the military.
Shinkafi, who visited the affected community to assess the security situation, said the government would provide support for victims and deploy more security operatives to protect the people.
He added that two suspected suppliers of foodstuffs, petrol, and other commodities to the bandits have been arrested and handed over to the police.
He said the suspects used boats to convey the products from Sokoto through Issa local council to the bandits in Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara state..