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Some suspected bandits have allegedly sacked over thirty communities between Zugu and Gadar Zaima areas of Bukuyyum local government in Zamfara State.

According to a source who confided on this medium, the bandits long before the Tuesday attack had been invading several communities along the Gadar Zaima and Zugu areas to the extent that residents of the affected areas had to fled out of their homes for safer places.

He said on Tuesday at around 4:00pm the bandits riding on over fifty motorcycles armed with deadly weapons invaded Zugu town through Dan-Marke village and started shooting at the innocent persons sporadically.

He said the bandits also broken many shops and carted away with the valuable properties, including food stuffs and telecommunication handsets.

He added that after like an hour, military operatives arrived in the scene and started firing shots, but they later left.

At around 10:00pm, the bandits returned to the same Zugu village and started firing shots at innocent people again.

He added that, they set about three local food silos with large quantity of food stuffs ablaze before moving to Shiyar Malam Muhammadu and started flogging at the married women and children.

He added that, they have set some housing properties ablaze and destroyed many shops.

He lamented that, the people of the affected communities were so concerned with the decision of the police command in Zamfara to move away the police from Zugu area for the fear of insecurity.

Zamfara state police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad said, a joint security operation comprising the police, army and locals has been ongoing along that portion of Bukkuyum local government with a view to building the confidence of the residents of the area.

On the allegation of withdrawing police officers attached to Zugu, SP Shehu said, it will verified and the right steps would be taken.





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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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