Alhaji Nasiru Muazu Magarya, the Speaker of the Zamfara state House of Assembly, has been abducted by suspected bandits.
In a raid on his community, Magarya, in Zurmi Local Government Area, the armed men kidnapped the Speaker’s stepmother, uncle, and four others.
Zurmi east is represented by the speaker in the assembly.
The armed men invaded Zurmi West on Wednesday evening, according to Salihu Zurmi, the lawmaker representing Zurmi West.
He explained that this is the fourth time they are attacking the community. During the first assault, some people were killed, and during the second attack they set fire to houses and took away cows and other domestic animals.
Mustapha Jafaru Kaura, the Director General, Press Affairs of the state House of Assembly, told our correspondent they would soon issue a press statement on the subject.
“I am right now with the Honourable Speaker. We will issue a statement. Give us a few minutes,” Mustapha said.
SP Muhammad Shehu, the spokesman for the state police command, said a press release would be issued soon.