By: Abubakar Abba
Alhaji Abubakar Magarya, the biological father of the Speaker, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Nasir Magarya, died in bandits captivity over issues relating to heart failure.
It would be recalled that the deceased was kidnaped eight weeks ago along with his wife, a three-week old baby and three others.
Before his death in the hands of the kidnappers, Abubakar was the District Head of Magarya village.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper however learnt that while the kidnapped victims were rescued yesterday, the speaker’s father was not among them.
The elder brother of the deceased, Malam Dahiru Magarya who was among the kidnapped victims told newsmen in Gusau that the deceased died of a heart attack.
According to him one of the bandits’ kingpins popularly known as Kachalla informed me that my brother died due to heart failure while in captivity.
Dahiru further explained 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.
Meanwhile, Hauwa’u Magarya, one of the wives of the deceased who was kidnapped along with her three months baby said she also learnt of her husband’s death from the bandit.
It would be recalled that on August 5, 2021, bandits in their large number stormed Magarya town in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara State and kidnapped the victims.