Bandits Have Taken Over My Constituency, I Can’t Go There– Sokoto Lawmaker Laments Buhari Government’s Failure

A lawmaker representing Sabon Birni South in Sokoto State House of Assembly, Hon. Saidu Ibrahim, has urged the Nigerian and state governments to rescue Sokoto East Senatorial District from bandits.

Ibrahim stated bandits have utterly taken over his constituency. 

Bandits Have Taken Over My Constituency, I Can't Go There– Sokoto Lawmaker Laments Buhari Government's Failure 2

He, nonetheless, famous that he’s prepared to steer troopers to their hideouts within the forest every time they’re prepared to go and confront the bandits.

Ibrahim informed PREMIUM TIMES in a cellphone interview that he can not go to his constituency as a result of bandits are completely accountable for it.

“The reason I said bandits are in charge of my constituency is that they have occupied the whole place. No district head or village head, not to talk of a ward head that can say anything against the bandits. This is the true picture of the situation.

“Even when there are issues to be settled, no formal setting can intervene because everyone is afraid of the bandits. Most of villages under Isa and Sabon Birni, I swear to you, are under the bandits’ control,” he stated.

The lawmaker stated he had seen a whole lot of troopers in automobiles however they don’t seem to be patrolling the troubled areas. 

He added that he, the lawmaker representing Sabon Birni North, Aminu Boza; and a former native authorities chairman, Idris Danchadi, would lead the troopers to the place the bandits are.

“I have seen them (soldiers) in high number but they are not patrolling where they should. They are based in Sabon Birni, Gundumi and Isa towns. They should go to the villages in Eastern Bafarawa and Burkusuuma, they should go to those places if they are really looking for the bandits.

“Whenever they are ready to go to the places were the bandits are, Wallahi we will lead them . Even if they are going on motorcycles, vehicles or jets, we will follow them and help because those being killed and kidnapped are our people,” he added.

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