Two lawmakers suspended over banditry



Two lawmakers in Zamfara State House of Assembly have been suspended for three months over an alleged ties with bandits terrorizing North West region of Nigeria.

The lawmakers are Yusuf Muhammad Anka representing Anka constituency and Ibrahim T. Tukur Bakura representing Bakura constituency, a report by Daily Trust Newspaper said.

Mustapha Jafaru Kaura, director general, press affairs and public relations of the assembly said the suspension is to enable the house to investigate the allegation leveled against them.

'They are also to appear before the house committee on ethics and privileges in conjunction with security agencies that are assigned by law to investigate them.

'These are part of the resolutions reached just now at the house plenary presided over the speaker of the house Rt Hon Nasiru Mu'azu Magarya under matters of urgent public importance,' the paper quoted Kaura saying.

According to Kaura Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma, member representing Maru North brought the matter before the assembly.

The allegation which has already gone viral, Kanoma argued the house should not fold its arms over the serious allegations.

He further alleged that during the kidnap saga of the father of speaker late Mu'azu Abubakar Magarya, the accused members were said to have been jubilating over the issue.

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