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BREAKING: GUNMEN BLOCKS TSAFE-MAGAZU ROAD

Information reaching this medium established that, suspected gunmen armed with deadly weapons have blocked Tsafe-Magazu highway this morning.

A source told this medium that as at 11:45am (Friday) the gunmen blocked the road while residents of Magazu were moving out of their homes due to the deadly attacked launched against them by bandits last night.

“Movements of vehicles have been obstructed by the fear of armed bandits attack who are currently on control of the road” a source added.

Asked if security operatives had responded to clear the road, the source said, “there are no security operatives on the road. We are along the Id-el prayer ground in Tsafe waiting for the road to be cleared, but as for now things are at stand-still”.

The bandits took close to three hours conducting deadly operation in Magazu town yesterday (Thursday) and according to our source, the figures of those abducted or killed are yet to be established.

But he said the operation is worse than what happened last week, where over forty people were abducted.

He further said “we are moving out of Magazu to Tsafe and other safer places, our live is in serious danger. As I speak with you, anyone who has an option must leave Magazu today because the situation is not only scary but deadly one”.

“I have moved my family out of Magazu and I am helping others using my vehicle. Even now, I was planning to go back and pick some other neighbors before the gunmen blocked the road”.

Asked what the army operatives stationed in Magazu have done, he said, “they have done nothing and have failed to respond throughout the three hours operation that tool place in the Magazu village last night”.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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