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Two Zamfara Assembly Members Suspended for Aiding Banditry

Two Zamfara Assembly Members Suspended for Aiding Banditry

The Zamfara House of Assembly on Tuesday suspended two of its members, for allegedly aiding banditry in the state.

The suspended members are Yusuf Muhammad (APC-Anka) and Ibrahim Tukur (APC-Bakura).

Both were suspended after the adoption of a motion by Yusuf Kanoma (APC-Maru North) at Tuesday’s plenary in Gusau.

Speaking on the motion, Mr Kanoma urged the house to suspend the lawmakers over allegations that they were collaborating with bandits in the state.

“One of them is suspected to have supplied information to bandits leading to the death of one of our lawmakers, Muhammad Ahmad, representing Shinkafi Constituency, who was killed on his way to Kano few months ago.

“The other was seen rejoicing after the kidnap of our Speaker’s father, who died in bandits captivity,” he said.

Contributing, the Majority Leader, Faruku Dosara, said that the allegations must be treated seriously and called for a thorough investigation by the House.

Mr Dosara suggested that the House should mandate one of its committees to investigate the matter and report back.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya, thereafter, directed the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate the matter and report to the house in three months.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that during the plenary all the 24 lawmakers, the Clerk and Chairman of the Assembly Service Commission were made to swear to an oath that they had no connection with banditry in the state.

 

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Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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