Zamfara State House of Assembly has reportedly suspended plenary indefinitely over the abduction of its speaker’s father.
The development came three weeks after the speaker’s father, Alhaji Muazu Abubakar, who is also the village of head of Sabon Garin Magarya in Kanwa District of the LGA was abducted by armed bandits after an attack in his community.
The armed men also kidnapped the speaker, Nasiru Muazu’s stepmother, uncle and four others when they raided the community.
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Daily Trust reported that negotiations with bandits have started and it was learnt that the criminals are calling the shots and have given different conditions for releasing the speaker’s father.
Though it was gathered that one of the bandits’ leader identified as Halilu Kachalla is helping authorities in the state to secure the release of the speaker’s father and other victims, a credible source who craved anonymity told the publication that the Zamfara State House of Assembly has decided to suspend its activities following the incident.
The source, said to be a top staff of the parliament said the lawmakers are deeply concerned by the abduction.
“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.”
The source added that though a list of the commissioner-nominees was received about two weeks ago, members of the House have resolved not to sit until the abduction saga is over.