A member of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Saidu Ibrahim, has cried out to the federal and state governments to rescue Sokoto East Senatorial District from the stranglehold of armed bandits.
This is even as the lawmaker said he was ready to lead soldiers to their forest hideouts whenever they want to go and confront the bandits.
Ibrahim, who represents Sabon Birni South in the Assembly, said bandits are now the overlords in his constituency.
Speaking to newsmen in a phone interview, Ibrahim said he can no longer go to his constituency because bandits have overtaken it.
The lawmaker said he had seen hundreds of soldiers in vehicles but they are not patrolling the troubled areas.
Ibrahim said he, the lawmaker representing Sabon Birni North, Aminu Boza; and a former local government chairman, Idris Danchadi, would lead the soldiers to where the bandits are.