- The political future of a Kaduna lawmaker, Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, is in question
- Shagali’s colleagues have accused him of failing in his duties
- The legislator has not responded to the allegations against him
Kaduna House of Assembly has declared the seat of Aminu Abdullahi Shagali representing Sabon Gari constituency vacant.
The House took the decision during plenary on Tuesday, April 27, according to information shared on its official Twitter handle.
The legislators accused the lawmaker of absconding from all Assembly activities for more than a year without any reason.
The Assembly directed its clerk to communicate with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to announce a new date of re-run election for the seat.
Shagali was the former speaker of the Kaduna House of Assembly.
Meanwhile, Sheik Ahmed Gumi, a popular Islamic cleric, says the increase in kidnappings in Kaduna state is due to the bombardment of the camps of the bandits.
The Punch exclusively reports that Gumi said on Monday, April 26, that the bandits had suffered heavy casualties and were determined to retaliate.
The Islamic cleric advised the government to set up a committee to open a dialogue with those ready to embrace peace, adding that it was the only way to resolve the crisis in the state.
In another news, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said those responsible for an attack on the Haske Baptist Church in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state represent the worst kind of evil.
The Kaduna governor in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for internal security, described the attackers as depraved persons, The Cable reported.
He stated that such an incident indicates that the perpetrators lack humanity.
Meanwhile, the United States has been urged to consider relocating the headquarters of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and near the Theatre of Operation.
The appeal was made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, April 27, during a virtual meeting with US secretary of state, Anthony Blinken.
Bashir Ahmad, a personal assistant on new media to the president, in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad confirmed the development.