ZAMFARA: State House of Assembly suspends lawmakers over their alleged ties to bandits

Yusuf Muhammad, Anka, who represents the Anka Constituency, and Ibrahim T. Tukur Bakura, who represents the Bakura Constituency, have been suspended for three months.

According to Mustapha Jafaru Kaura, the Assembly’s Director General of Press Affairs and Public Relations, the MPs will not return to the chamber until the inquiry into the allegations against them is completed.

“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,” Kaura said.

Member from Maru North, Hon Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma, led the debate quickly after each and every member swore an oath, drawing the attention of his colleagues to the “hot topic” in the House.

He stated that the house should not be complacent in the face of the severe allegations made against the two members.

Kanoma further claimed that during the kidnapping incident of the late Alhaji Mu’azu Abubakar Magarya’s father, Yusuf Muhammad Anka and Ibrahim T Tukur Bakura, in particular, were ecstatic about the situation.

He further claimed that the two politicians were responsible for the death of Hon Muhammad G. Ahmad (Walin Jangeru), a former member of the state House of Assembly who represented the Shinkafi seat.

He claimed they leaked information through which bandits tracked the deceased.

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