The Zamfara House of Assembly have suspended two of its APC members, Ibrahim Tukur, representing Bakura constituency and Yusuf Mohammed, representing Anka constituency for allegedly aiding banditry in the state. The suspension came after the lawmaker representing Maru North, Yusuf Kanoma claimed that the lawmakers were collaborating with bandits in the state and urged the house to give them a suspension.
“One of them is suspected to have supplied information to bandits leading to the death of one of our lawmakers, Muhammad Ahmed, representing Shinkafi constituency, who was killed on his way to Kano few months ago. The other was seen rejoicing after the kidnap of our Speaker’s father who died in bandits captivity.” Yusuf Kanoma said. The lawmaker called on security agencies to track the phone lines of his colleagues and listened to all their conversations.
The Majority leader, Alhaji Faruku Dosara asked that the allegations be thoroughly investigated by the house and treated seriously. The Speaker of the House, Nasiru Magarya directed the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate the matter and report to the house in three months.