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Zamfara Speaker’s family members, 11 others rescued

The Zamfara State Police Command on Saturday announced the rescue of five family members of Zamfara Assembly Speaker, Nasiru Ma’azu Magarya, abducted by bandits on Aug. 5.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ayuba Elkanah, confirmed this while presenting the rescued victims before reporters in the capital Gusau.

Elkanah said the 16 victims, including a three month old baby, Khadija Muazu, and her mother Hauwau Muazu, were rescued and safely returned when the fleeing bandits abandoned them at their various camps.

He said the speaker’s family members rescued on Sept. 29, included Dahiru Sarki Magarya, Huwau Mu’azu Magarya, baby Khadija, Usman Magarya and Okasha Abdullahi Magarya.

The police commissioner said all the victims had undergone various medical checkup and would be reunited with their families.

Elkanah assured that efforts were being made to rescue the speaker’s father, Alhaji Muazu Magarya from his abductors.

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