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Kidnapped Zamfara Speaker’s father dies in bandits custody

Alhaji Muazu Abubakar, the father of Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Muazu Magarya, has reportedly died in bandits custody.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that on August 5, 2021, gunmen suspected to be bandits kidnapped the Speaker’s father, stepmother, uncle and other four persons during an attack in Magarya community of Zurmi Local Government Area of the State.

According to Blueprint, elder brother to deceased, Malam Dahiru Saraki Magarya, said it was one of bandit kingpin popularly known as Kachalla that informed him a day to their rescue by the security that his brother was dead due to heart failure while in captivity.

The victims were said to have been unconditional rescued by the police in collaboration with the military at the command headquarters in Gusau on Saturday.

Alhaji Muazu Abubakar

 

“Although, we were separated when they kidnapped us, they took my brother to other camp but it was Kachalla, one of the commander 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.

The wife of the speaker’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 heard one of the bandits saying her husband has died.

“When I heard him saying my husband is dead, I was shocked but I submitted everything to Almighty God and I told my people that we were kidnapped together but they ignored my information,” she added.

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