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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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Zamfara State PDP state working committee has announced the suspension of the state party Chairman Rtd. Col. Bala Mande until after an investigation into the allegations raised against him is concluded.

According to the statement by the state party publicity secretary Abba Bello and issued to this medium by the PPS to the former Deputy Governor Aminu Umar Game-Game the Chairman was suspended over anti-party activities.

The statement added, “this becomes necessary owing to the fact that the State Chairman has been conducting the affairs of the party without the involvement of the State Working committee”.

The statement said his actions are in clear violation of the various sections of the PDP constitution.

It added, “this has become necessary to forestall the abuse of power and the derailment of the rules governing the running of the party”.

“The suspension is for a period of one month, this is expedient to allow the Working Committee to constitute a panel of inquiry into the allegation”.

“Considering the foregoing, the Vice Chairman Kaura Namoda zone, Mallam Ali Namoda will oversee the activities of the party for the period of his suspension”.

Bello further said, the state working committee has inaugurated a panel of inquiry to investigate this allegation.

The members of the panel are Ahmed Sani Kaura Chaiman, Bala Zurmi Member, Sanin Baba member, Abdulhadi Ahmed member, Suwaiba Bako Member
Abul Mustapha member while Barr. Ibrahim Jibril is to serve as Secretary.

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The APC ward chairmen for Danjibga, Kwaren Ganuwa, Hayin Alhaji and Kunchin Kalgo have delivered a message of objection from their people on the creation of the Yandoto Emirate Council.

The party leaders who spoke during a grand political rally organized by the State Commissioner for Health Aliyu Abubakar Tsafe on Tuesday said, the position of the people of Sauri area in Tsafe Emirate is that “if the government is creating Yandoto Emirate to please the people of Sauri area definitely they are not interested.

They said the state Commissioner for Health should take the message to the state Governor that Yandoto Emirate is not needed by the people of Sauri area.

In a response, the state Commissioner for Health Aliyu Abubakar Tsafe assured that if the mission of the Governor for creating Yandoto Emirate is to please the people since they have demonstrated their displeasure, the Governor shall see reason to decline his decision in their overall interest.

He assured them that the message would be sent appropriately to the Governor for action.


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Member representing Gummi and Bukkuyum at the Federal House of Representatives Engr. Sulaiman Gummi has picked his nomination form with the opposition People’s Democratic Party in his ambition to re-contest for the seat.

His decision to pick the PDP nomination form followed the reconciliation move between Governor Matawalle faction of the APC where he belongs to and that of the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar where his re-nomination chance was shifted to the former Governor Yari camp.

The seat is to be contested by the former running mate of Mukhtar Idris Koguna the Zamfara Governor elect in 2019 Ahmad Usman Gummi whose victory was crashed by the Supreme Court judgement.

Engr. Sulaiman Gummi in a bid to assess whether his new movement into the PDP is accepted by his constituents held a grand rally in Gummi where thousands of supporters mostly women and youths took to the streets to welcome his movement into the PDP.

He was highly impressed by the mammoth crowd that pull out of their base to rejoice with him during his grand rally, a circumstance that influenced him to broke into tears as a mark of respect for his people.

He assured his constituents that he will remain grateful for their support and good will to him at all time and promised to consolidate his action by bringing more gain to the people of Gummi/Bukkuyum constituency.

He also assured them that if given the returned mandate in the PDP, he will continue to do more in the overall transformation of his constituency.

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