President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of the federal lawmaker representing Gwaram Federal Constituency of Jigawa, Hon. Yuguda Kila.
As earlier reported by Naija News on Thursday, Kila died at the National Hospital in Abuja of an undisclosed ailment.
The 70-year-old was chairman of the House Committee on Customs and Excise.
Reacting to the death of the lawmaker, President Buhari has condoled with the leadership of the National Assembly, particularly members of the House of Representatives over the passing of the legislator.
The President in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu also commiserated with Hon. Hassan-Kila’s family, friends, associates, people, and government of Jigawa State on the sad incident, urging more trust in God who determines the fate of everyone on earth.
President Buhari prays that Almighty God will accept the soul of the departed, grant him Aljannah firdaus.
Meanwhile, gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked Tungar Baushe community in Mutunji district, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State and abducted 50 persons.
According to Daily Trust, the gunmen had earlier asked Tungar Baushe residents to pay a fixed levy to avoid being attacked.
But the residents chose to escape to a neighbouring community called Ruwan Tofa.
Their action was said to have irked the bandits who stormed Ruwan Tofa and identified those who fled from Tungar Baushe.
It was gathered that houses were burnt in the attacks which occurred on Wednesday night.
“The armed men then came and began to burn grain stores and houses of the residents. They intercepted some of the residents who had ran to take cover at Ruwan Tofa community. They also came to Tungar Baushe and abducted 50 persons there.”
“They did not spare any one including women, nursing mothers and children. They herded them into bush. We are now counting losses following this attack even though no one was killed,” a resident said.