Sen. Marafa’s Sister Assassinated – One Week After He Revealed Politicians Behind Zamfara Killings

Barely a week after revealing politicians behind recent killings in Zamfara state, Senator Kabiru Marafa has lost his sister to assassins.


While Ade Marafa was killed, her husband was reportedly abducted by suspected bandits who besieged their residence at Ruwan Bore village in Gusau local Government Area on Tuesday.

The incident was confirmed to reporters by an aide of the Senator, Abubakar Abdullahi Tsafe.

The development is coming six days after Marafa, who represents Zamfara Central senatorial district, accused his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), of being behind the crisis rocking the state.

Marafa, who is a governorship aspirant of the APC in Zamafara, said the party had always told its members who to vote from inception. He recalled how the party asked its senators to vote Senator Ahmad Lawan as Senate President.

Marafa linked the Zamafra crisis to the party’s fondness for controlling the actions of its members. He said the APC was responsible for the situation in Zamfara where the party was barred from fielding candidates for elections after two courts gave conflicting rulings on whether Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can accept candidates presented by the party.


The Senator had said, “…if APC decides the worst candidate is best than other candidate from anywhere, I will respect them and expect them to do that because they’re in politics to field the candidates and win elections. But that cannot be true to me.

“Even if APC lose in Zamfara state, I don’t give a damn. The crisis that we are in today started with the APC itself. When we assumed the 8th Senate, APC said these are the people we want you to vote as your leader. Some of us felt that this is the property of APC.

“The same people we are fighting today reneged, said they won’t do it and that was the beginning of this crisis. APC asked us to vote Ahmad Lawan as President of the Senate and we stood hell bent that APC must have its way and this people said no. They acted in disobedience.

“Some of us are closer to Saraki than many of them but we obeyed the party and today the people that made us to take that line of action are silent. Nobody cares about us. Nobody is talking. Some of them gang up. There is a massive gang up to all of us today,” he said.

“Like Senator Adamu Aliero, he is one of the people that did all the ground work to make sure that Ahmad Lawan lose and today he is at the forefront of fuelling this crisis in Zamfara because he is a contractor there and he and his co-travellers, the body of former governors and everything.


“They are using their kinsmen in the government circle to ensure that our people are enslaved, maimed, killed, our women are raped, our children are orphaned all because they want to continue to steal the resources of Zamfara. We are not afraid of them, we are going to face them and challenge them. If God is the God of justice, we will surmount them.”


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