Zamfara speaker’s father dies in bandits den


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

The father of the Speaker, Zamfara state Speaker House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Muazu Magarya, Alhaji Abubakar  has been died while in captivity at the bsndits den.

Recall that, the Speaker’s father, Alhaji Abubakar who was the District Head of Magarya village was kidnaped by bandits eight weeks ago along with his wife, three weeks old baby and three others. 

All the kidnapped victims were rescued today Saturday but the speaker’s father was not among the rescued ones 

Speaking to newsmen, the elder brother to the deceased, Malam Dahiru Saraki Magarya who was among the kidnapped victims said, the speaker’s father has died of a heart attack.

“One of the bandits’ kingpin popularly known as Kachalla that informed me that my brother was dead due to heart failure while in captivity”.

“Although, we were separated when they kidnapped us, they took my brother to other camp but it was Kachalla, one of the commanders of the Bandits who told me about the death of my brother as a result of heart attack few hours to our rescue,” he said.

Also, in an interview with newsmen, the wife of the speaker Magarya’s father identified as Hauwa’u Mu’azu Abubakar Magarya who was kidnapped along with her three months baby, husband and three others said she also learnt of her husband’s death from the bandits.

I heard them  say my husband has died and I was shocked but I submitted everything to Almighty God”.

Both the state government and the police command were yet to speak on the issue.

Efforts to talk to the speaker of the house failed as his phone numbers could not be reached.

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