The father of the Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Muazu Magarya, has been kidnapped by gunmen suspected of being bandits.
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During an attack on the Speaker’s community, Magarya in the state’s Zurmi Local Government Area, armed men also kidnapped his stepmother, uncle, and four others.
In the State House of Assembly, the speaker represents Zurmi East.
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The armed men stormed the community on Wednesday evening, according to Zurmi.
“This is the fourth time they’ve attacked the neighbourhood. They killed some people in the first assault, and in the second, they set fire to homes and carted away cows and other domestic animals,” he said.
Mustapha Jafaru Kaura, the state House of Assembly’s Director General of Press Affairs, told the newspaper that a press statement on the matter would be issued soon.