The father and step mother of Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya, have been kidnapped by gunmen.
The Zamfara Police Command confirmed the development on Thursday.
The command’s spokesman, SP Muhammad Shehu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau.
Mr Shehu said: “The unknown gunmen on Wednesday invaded Magarya town in Zurmi Local Government Area and kidnapped the speaker’s biological father, his stepmother and four other persons.
“The command has deployed a squad of security personnel to rescue the abducted persons.”
Meanwhile, the Director-General, Press and Public Affairs, Zamfara State House of Assembly, Mustapha Jafaru-Kaura, has said the assembly would react officially to the development.