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Senate mourns travelers burnt to death by bandits

The Senate, on 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 23, according to reports, were attacked in Angwan Bawa, Sabin Gari Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

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Coming under order 43 of the Senate Rules, Sen. Ibrahim Gobir (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.