Nigeria, July 28 -- The Zamfara State House of Assembly has given the Deputy Governor, Mahdi Aliyu, a 48-hour ultimatum to appear before it and defend himself over alleged misconduct.

The lawmakers gave the ultimatum at their plenary on Tuesday presided over by the speaker Nasiru Magarya.

The lawmakers accused Mr Aliyu of lack of empathy for the people of Zamfara holding political political rally on July 10 amid reports of killings by bandits in Maradun LGA of the state.

This is coming barely a month after the deputy governor refused to join the All Progressive Congress (APC) with Governor Bello Matawalle, who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on June 29.

Mr Matawalle had also warned that he would not tolerate a disrespect fro...