Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the father of the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Muazu Magarya. 

 

The armed men also abducted the Speaker’s stepmother, uncle and four others during an attack on his community, Magarya in the Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

The speaker represents Zurmi East in the State House of Assembly. 

 

Zurmi told Daily Trust that the armed men invaded the community on Wednesday evening.

 

“This is the fourth time they are attacking the community. The first one, they killed some people while during the second assault they torched residential houses and carted away cows and other domestic animals,” he said.

 

The Director General, Press Affairs of the state House of Assembly, Mustapha Jafaru Kaura told the newspaper that they would soon issue a press statement on the matter.

 

“I’m right now with the Honourable Speaker, we will issue statement, give us some times please,” Mustapha said.

 

Spokesman for the state police command, SP Muhammad Shehu, also said the command would soon issue a press release. 

 

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