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BANDITS SACK OVER (30) COMMUNITIES IN ZAMFARA

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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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FMR. ZAMFARA SPEAKER SCORES (229) TO DELIVERS POLING

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Former Speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly Sanusi Garba Rikiji of the APC has scored a total of (229) votes to defeat the PDP who polls (61) votes only.

His poling unit is Rumfar Galadima (013) in Gusau the capital city of Zamfara State.

As for the result of the state house of assembly in his poling units, APC scored a total of (232) to defeat the PDP who polls (51) votes.

Rikiji is currently the house of reps candidate for Gusau and Tsafe in the 2023 election, whose election was declared inclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He is contesting the seat together with the serving members Kabiru Amadu Mai Palace, who is from the opposition PDP.

 

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CHAIR ZBIRS, WORKS COMMISSIONER, DELIVERS POLING UNITS

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The Chairman of Zamfara State Board of Internal Revenue Service, Ali Akilu Dama Bungudu has also delivered his poling unit.

His party the APC scored a total (173) to defeat the PDP who scored (111) votes.

Similar votes were also recorded for both political parties at the level of State assembly elections.

Similarly, Zamfara State Commissioner for Works Rabiu Garba Gusau has delivered his poling units with a wide margin to defeat the PDP.

APC scored (96) votes to defeat the opposition People’s Democratic Party, which scored (16) votes for both the Governorship election and state assembly for Gusau (1) at his poling unit.

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SHA’AYAU S. PAWA MAFARA SCORES (502) VOTES TO DEFEAT PDP WITH ZERO VOTE.

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A political ally of former Governor Yari Sha’ayau Yusuf S. Paws has defeated PDP in his Township Primary school poling unit in Talatar Marafa local government area of Zamfara State.

According to an official result sheet, the politician who is a member of All Progressives Congress (APC) scored (502) votes to defeat the PDP who scored (0) votes.

The politician has made history since 2015 by maintaining the only poling units which opposition party has never won a single vote during election.

He repeated the same history during the 2023 Presidential and national assembly elections conducted three weeks back, when PDP failed to score a single vote.

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