Bandits burn house of Zamfara speaker, others

The home of the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, and other residents in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State was set ablaze by bandits.
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Prosecution of Bandits in Zamfara State, Abdullahi Shinkafi, confirmed the incident on Monday, 13th of September, 2021.
He said the bandits invaded the community and set ablaze some houses including that of the speaker.
According to him, this was coming as a reprisal attack by the bandits following the ongoing onslaught by the military in all of Zamfara but particularly the Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
The Chairman of the committee, who visited the affected community to assess the security situation, said the government also wanted to provide support for victims and deploy more security operatives to protect the people
He however did not disclose whether lives were lost during the invasion by the bandits, he, however, said two suppliers of foodstuffs, petrol and other commodities belonging to the bandits were seized.
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.

The two foodstuffs and petrol suppliers have been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution, he added.

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