A member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Auwal Umar Bijimi has cried out over the abduction of his constituents.
Bijimi, representing Giwa West Constituency, said bandits are consistently attacking villagers in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State by taking advantage of a damaged bridge.
He raised the alarm on the floor of the State House Assembly on Wednesday.
According to him, the bandits have erected roadblocks at the compromised bridge to facilitate their criminal activities.
He said that the attacks have resulted in the displacement of residents from their ancestral homes.
The lawmaker said, “The urgency of the matter led me to present it as an issue of immediate public importance during this session of the State Assembly for government and security personnel to take immediate action to arrest the situation.”
The lawmaker further explained that the majority of inhabitants of those communities are farmers, and given the ongoing rainy season, their engagement in agricultural activities is vital.
He called on the state government to swiftly intervene by providing temporary shelters, relief materials, and food supplies to support the affected citizens, stressing the importance of reconstructing the damaged bridge to restore connectivity and facilitate normal life for the residents.
He lamented that the dire situation demands immediate attention and collaborative efforts to ensure the safety, well-being, and economic stability of the affected communities and the entire State.