Wed, Dec

Zamfara Assembly Suspends 2 Lawmakers For Aiding Banditry


The Zamfara House of Assembly has suspended two of its members, Yusuf Muhammad (APC) representing Anka and Ibrahim Tukur (APC) representing Bakura for allegedly aiding banditry in the State. The suspension follows adoption of a motion by Yusuf Kanoma (APC), a member representing Maru North on Tuesday, urging the house to suspend the lawmakers over the allegations against them. “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 a few months ago. “The other was seen rejoicing after the kidnap of our Speaker’s father, who died in bandits captivity,” Kanoma said. 


Speaking on the allegation, the Majority Leader, Alhaji Faruku Dosara called for a thorough investigation into the matter, saying the issue must be treated with utmost priority. 

Vigil360news reports that during the plenary, the State's Assembly members, clerk, and Chairman of the Assembly Service Commission swore an oath of no connection to banditry in the state