Zamfara state Assembly speaker’s father dies in bandits’ captivity

The father to the Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Muazu Magarya, has died in the custody of a notorious bandit known as Turji, alleged to the responsible for the abduction

Penpushing reports that, it was learnt that another notorious bandit, Halilu Kachalla, was said to have intervened with Turji to release the captives, but he refused, while source close to the Speaker added that one of Turji’s commanders, Dan Bokkolo, rejected the ransom money brought by the speaker’s aides.

The Speaker’s uncle, Dahiru Sarki while speaking with journalists at the police headquarters in the state on Saturday evening, said his brother died of heart failure while he was being held by the bandits.

Penpushing further  reports that, Sarki and four of those kidnapped at Magarya’s house had been rescued by police and military personnel, while source said the abductees were separated after being seized by the bandits.

‘Although, we were separated when they kidnapped us, they took my brother to another camp. But Kachalla, one of the commanders of the bandits, told me about the death of my brother as a result of heart attack a few hours to our rescue,”  Sarki was quoted saying.

Penpushing also reports that, an aide to the speaker in his comments said the speaker had feared the worst after Turji rejected the ransom, adding that they never thought the speaker’s father was dead as at the last time the family was negotiating the release of the man.

“But we didn’t think that Alhaji was dead by then. I spoke to some of our people who were in contact with the bandits negotiating the release and they told me we needed to intensify prayers. I think he was already dead by then,” the speaker’s aide said.

Penpushing reports that as at the time of filing this report, the speaker was yet to make any official statement in regards the unfortunate incident, while his media aide Mustapha Jaafar, did not respond to enquiry from journalists.

FOOTNOTE: You want to share story with us? You want to advertise with us? You need publicity for product, or service, or   event? Contact us on WhatsApp +2348073463653 or email [email protected]



Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button