Suspected bandits have set the home of the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya, and other residents’ houses ablaze in Zurmi local government area of the State.
The State’s Chairman of the Committee on Security and Prosecution of Bandits, Abdullahi Shinkafi, confirmed the incident yesterday.
According to him, this was coming as a result of the on-going onslaught by the military in Zurmi LGA.
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 in order to protect the people.
Although he did not disclose whether lives were lost during the invasion by the bandits, he, however, said two suppliers of foodstuffs, petrol and other commodities to the bandits have been arrested.
He said the suspects used boats to convey the products from Sokoto, through Issa local government area to the bandits in Shinkafi LGA of Zamfara State.
The two foodstuffs and petrol suppliers have been handed over to the Police for further investigation and prosecution, he added.