Zamfara Govt secures release of 200 kidnapped victims

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Bello Matawalle

The Zamfara Government had yesterday said it has secured the release of no fewer than 200 additional people abducted by bandits through peace dialogue and other security measures.

The Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya, disclosed this in Gusau while receiving the delegation of the Conference of Speakers of States Legislatures in Nigeria, which paid him a condolence visit over the death of his father, Alhaji Mu’azu Magarya.

The speaker’s father, who was kidnapped in August, died while in the custody of bandits after spending weeks there.

A funeral prayer had been conducted for the deceased in absentia because his remains had not been retrieved from the criminals.

The delegation led by the Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly and chairman of the conference, Abubakar Y. Sulaiman, also had the speakers of Kano, Katsina and Yobe State assemblies.