Zamfara Speaker’s father dies in bandits’ den

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Alhaji Muazu Abubakar, the father of Zamfara state Speaker House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Muazu Magarya, has died while in bandits’ captivity.

Alhaji Abubakar who was kidnaped eight weeks ago along with his wife, a three-week-old baby and three others was said have died in captivity as a result of heart failure.

Elder brother to the deceased, Malam Dahiru Saraki Magarya, disclosed this to newsmen in an interview on Saturday.

Malam Magarya was among those kidnapped two months ago.

They were said to have been unconditionally rescued by the police in collaboration with military personnel at the command headquarters in Gusau on Saturday.

Malam Magarya said it was one of the bandits’ kingpins 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.

“Although, we were separated when they kidnapped us, they took my brother to another 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.

On August 5, 2021, bandits in their hundreds stormed Magarya town in Zurmi local government of Zamfara state before they kidnapped their victims.


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