Senate mourns travelers burnt to death by bandits

The Senate Wednesday mourned the deaths of travelers burnt to ashes on Monday by suspected bandits on their way to Gayan in Kaduna state.

The travelers numbering twenty-three, according to reports, were attacked in Angwan Bawa, Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. 

The victims were said to be on their way to the southern part of the country when they were intercepted and killed by the bandits.

Coming under order 43 of the Senate rules, Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC Sokoto East), drew the attention of his colleagues to the gruesome murder of the travelers.

He lamented the spate of killings, which, he warned were alarming and on the increase. 

He called on the military and security agencies to immediately intervene by deploying personnel to secure the lives of residents in states affected by the activities of bandits. 

The Senate, thereafter, observed a minute silence to mourn the victims of Monday’s attack by bandits.