The father of the Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya, Abubakar has died while in the den of bandit terrorists.
Recall that Abubakar who was the District Head of Magarya village was abducted by the terrorists eight weeks ago along with his wife, three weeks old baby and three others.
However, the speaker’s father was not seen yesterday while other kidnapped victims were rescued on Saturday.
The elder brother of the deceased, Dahiru Magarya, while speaking with newsmen after he was rescued said the speaker’s father died of a heart attack.
“One of the bandits’ kingpins popularly known as Kachalla informed me that my brother died due to heart failure while in captivity. We were separated when they kidnapped us, they took my brother to another camp but it was Kachalla, one of the commanders of the bandits that told me about the death of my brother which was a result of a heart attack hours before our rescue,” he said.
One of the wives of the deceased, Hauwa’u Magarya who was also abducted by the terrorist along with her three months baby said she was told by the terrorists that her husband is dead.
“I heard them say my husband has died and I was shocked but I submitted everything to Almighty God.”
Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, the speaker and the state police command are yet to release a statement on the development.