The Zamfara State House of Assembly has suspended the plenary indefinitely over the abduction of the speaker’s father.
Gunmen believed to be bandits had launched an attack on the Magarya in Kanwa District of Zurmi Local Government Area of the state and abducted the Speaker’s father, Alhaji Muazu Abubakar, some weeks ago.
Abubakar was said to be the village head of Sabon Garin Magarya in Kanwa District of the LGA.
The armed men reportedly abducted the Speaker’s stepmother, his uncle and four others when they raided the community. The Speaker is representing Zurmi East in the assembly.
Negotiations with the bandits have started and according to some sources, the criminals are calling the shots as they have given different conditions for releasing the speaker’s father.
It was stated that a bandits’ leader identified as Halilu Kachalla was helping authorities in the state to secure the release of the speaker’s father and other victims.
“There are a lot of issues including the list of commissioner-nominees that require attention but the House has stopped everything until the speaker’s father is released hale and hearty,” a source stated.
The source said the list of the commissioner-nominees was received about two weeks ago and that the members of the House have resolved not to sit until the abduction saga is over.
SaharaReporters, New York