Tension as the crisis rocking the Bauchi State House of Assembly deepened on Monday as hoodlums attacked lawmakers.
The hoodlums numbering 50 stormed a guest house located on Sir Kashim Ibrahim Road, a few meters away from the Bauchi State Government House and attacked the lawmakers who were holding a meeting.
The hoodlums reportedly injured six members, smashed cars and windows of the houses turning everything in the house upside down.
The incident was said to have happened at 4.00pm.
This is coming hours after yet-to-be-identified arsonists attempted to burn down the House of Assembly complex but were prevented by security agencies who responded swiftly.
Following the incident, a combined team of security agents comprising men of the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, the DSS and the Nigerian Army, were immediately drafted to the House where they took over the complex.
As of the time of filing this report, the security operatives were still there guarding the complex to prevent any breakdown of law and order.
According to PUNCH report, a lawmaker, Ado Wakili, representing Burra Constituency in Ningi Local Government Area of the state who was one of those injured alleged that the hoodlums were armed with guns and other dangerous weapons.
“We were inside having a meeting when we suddenly heard noise and banging at the gate, as we rushed out to see what was happening, the hoodlums rushed in holding guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.
“All of us scampered for safety and in the process, many of us including me, got injured as you can see on my face just below my eyes.
“They really turned everything upside down. By the time we came out, they had smashed all our cars and the windows of the house,” Wakili narrated.
The immediate past Speaker of the House, Kawuwa Shehu-Damina, who also confirmed the incident condemned it saying that it was uncalled for.