- Father of Zamfara state speaker, Alhaji Muazu Abubakar, has died inside the enclave of the bandits that kidnapped him
- According to reports, the deceased died as a result of heart attack following his abduction by the criminals
- Recall that the elderly Abubakar was kidnaped eight weeks ago along with his wife, three weeks old baby
Alhaji Muazu Abubakar, the father of Zamfara state speaker, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, has reportedly died of heart attack inside bandits’ enclave.
Older brother to the deceased, Mallam Dahiru Saraki Magarya, disclosed this in an interview on Saturday, according to a report by the Blueprint.
Abubakar was kidnaped eight weeks ago along with his wife, three weeks old baby, Malam Magarya and two others.
Also, a former provost of Kogi State College of Education (Technical) in Kabba, Julius Oshadumo, who was abducted by gunmen a fortnight ago, has died in crossfire between his abductors and local security operatives during a rescue operation.
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Malam Magarya told Blueprint that it was one bandit kingpin popularly known as Kachalla that informed him a day to their rescue by the security that his brother had died of heart failure.
The state Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkanah, presented the rescued victims before reporters in Gusau on Saturday.
He said all the victims had undergone various medical checkups and would be reunited with their families.
Nigeria @ 61: Military restates commitment to end Boko Haram, banditry
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Armed Force has assured the people of the country that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits would soon be a thing of the past.
Legit.ng reported that the assurance was given on Wednesday, September 29, by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, at an Open Ears Press Dialogue 2, organised via zoom.
In his response to the questions posed by the participants, Irabor said the military would not rest on its oars, saying that they need to engage other stakeholders to end the insurgency in the country.
Emir declares death for bandits
According to the respected emir, bandits killing people in the northwest deserve nothing but death. He declared this while speaking during a security stakeholders' meeting in Katsina.
He insisted that since the bandits have decided to go after people’s lives, they also ”don’t deserve to live”. Going further, he called for speedy prosecution of the criminals. He said the delay in prosecuting them will be counterproductive since it won't serve as a deterrent.