State Assembly speaker’s father dies in captivity after bandits rejected ransom.
Onyxnewsng reports that the father to the Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Muazu Magarya, has died while in captive by bandits.
According to PREMIUM TIMES report, how bandits abducted the speaker’s father, uncle, step mother and four other relatives from Mr Magarya’s country home in Magarya.
A notorious bandit known as Turji is suspected to be behind the abduction.
Although another notorius bandit, Halilu Kachalla, was said to have intervened with Turji to release the captives, he refused.
Sources close to the speaker had told PREMIUM TIMES that one of Turji’s commanders, Dan Bokkolo, rejected the ransom money brought by the speaker’s aides.
Speaking to journalists at the police headquarters in the state on Saturday evening, an uncle to the speaker, Dahiru Sarki, said his brother died of heart failure while he was being held by the bandits.
Mr Sarki and four of those kidnapped at Mr Magarya’s house had been rescued by police and military personnel.