Some members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly escaped death on Monday evening following an attack by armed hoodlums.
This attack comes hours after some arsonists attempted to burn down the House of Assembly complex but were repelled by security operatives.
Following the incident, a combined team of security agents were immediately drafted to the assembly complex in order to avoid a breakdown of law and order.
Naija News gathered that the hoodlums invaded a Guest House close to the state Government House and attacked the lawmakers who were having a private meeting.
During the attack, the hoodlums injured six lawmakers and destroyed cars and properties in the Guest House with millions of naira.
One of the lawmakers who suffered injuies during the attack is Ado Wakili, the lawmaker representing Burra Constituency in Ningi Local Government Area of the state.
In a chat with reporters, Wakili stated that the hoodlums invaded the Guest House with guns and other weapons.
He said, “We were inside having a meeting when we suddenly heard a 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, were 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.”
Also speaking, the immediate past Speaker of the House, Kawuwa Shehu-Damina, condemned the attack, stressing that violence cannot solve the leadership crisis in the assembly.
He said: “In a situation like this, violence cannot solve the problem, it will only aggravate it.
“All that is required is for us to sit down and dialogue in order to have a solution to the problem. It is simply a misunderstanding among members of the House.”