A Kaduna State House of Assembly member, Auwal Umar Bijimi, has expressed deep concern over the recurring abductions within his constituency.
Bijimi, who represents Giwa West Constituency, has drawn attention to the continued assaults by bandits targeting villagers in Kaduna’s Giwa Local Government Area. These attacks have been enabled by exploiting the vulnerability of a damaged bridge.
On Wednesday, he raised a critical alarm about the dire situation on the State House Assembly floor.
He disclosed that the bandits had strategically positioned roadblocks at the compromised bridge to aid their criminal activities.
This wave of attacks has resulted in the forceful displacement of residents from their long-established homes.
The legislator emphasized, “The pressing nature of this issue has compelled me to bring it forth as a matter of immediate public concern during this Assembly session. The government and security forces must address this escalating situation swiftly.”
Bijimi went on to clarify that a substantial portion of the affected communities relies on farming as their primary livelihood. Given the ongoing rainy season, their participation in agricultural activities is indispensable.
He urgently implored the state government to step in by promptly providing interim shelters, relief provisions, and sustenance for the affected citizens. Moreover, he stressed the necessity of reconstructing the impaired bridge to reinstate connectivity and normalize daily life for the residents.
He expressed his regret that the severity of the issue demands swift intervention and unified efforts to ensure the safety, welfare, and economic viability of the affected localities and the entire state.