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ABDUCTED FAMILY MEMBERS OF ZAMFARA FOMER COMMISSIONER GETS FREEDOM AFTER ALLEGED PAYMENT OF 5 MILLION NAIRA RANSOM

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The four family members of Zamfara State former Commissioner for Local government and Chieftaincy Affairs Alh Bello Dankande Gamji including the operative of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp earlier kidnapped in his Bakura home town have been released by their abductors after alleged payment of ransom.



A source close to the family told this medium that, the sum of five million naira (N5,000,000) has been paid to the abductors as ransom before the abductors agreed to release the victims on Sunday evening.

Earlier report by Tribune News Paper has it that, the abductors have demanded for the payment of seventy million (N70,000,000) naira by the former Commissioner as ransom.


He said the abductees have since being re-united with their families and hundreds of sympathizers have been trooping enmass to congratulate the politician over the release of his family members.


It could be recalled that, few days back some suspected abductors invaded the country home of the former Commissioner in Bakura  and whisked away four of his family members including an operative of Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp in an operation that led to the death of one person and two people hospitalized as a result of the injury they sustained.


Effort to reach the Police Command Command Public Relations Officer of Zamfara SP Shehu Muhammad to speak on the alkeged payment of ransom failed as he neither pick nor returned his several missed calls.

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ZAMFARA WOMEN AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER HAILS AFFIRMATION OF AISHA BINANI AS APC GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE FOR ADAMAWA

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The Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi has hailed the verdict of the Court of Appeal which affirms the valid candidature of Sen. Aisha Binani as the APC gubernatorial candidate for the Adamawa state in the 2023 election.

According to the statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry Sulaiman Isah, the Commissioner described the judgment as a victory for democracy and rule of law.

The statement further stated that, the court of Appeal verdict has further strengthened the hope of the Nigerian people that courts in Nigeria remain the last hope of the common people.

She congratulated the women of Adamawa state for having Sen. Binani as the gubernatorial candidate, noting that Aisha will do everything possible to improve their standard if elected as the Governor.

The commissioner congratulated the senator for her victory and advised her to take the issue of women and children seriously if she succeeds in becoming the governor of Adamawa state.

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ZAMFARA POLICE RESCUE (1) OLD BABY & (6) WOMEN FROM ABDUCTORS

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Zamfara state police command has announced the rescue of six women and one year old boy who were kidnapped at Kadamutsa village in Zurmi local government area of the state.

According to the police command Public Relations  Officer in Zamfara SP Shehu Muhammad, the rescue was successful after the police operatives in collaboration with the local vigilante stormed the suspected location where the abductees were hosted.

“Police operatives mobilized to the location where a search and rescue operation was conducted  along Zurmi – Jibiya axis, leading to the unconditional rescue of all the victims  unhurt”.

Shehu said the victims were debriefed and handed over to their relations after they were medically examined

The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf while commending the Police operatives and vigilante for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reiterates the determination of the police command in riding the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.

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LIBERTY TV VETERAN JOURNALIST BASHIR BABA DIES

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A Veteran journalist and Analyst for various radio and television stations, Bashir Mohammed Baba is death.

He died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja as a result of injuries from complications from domestic accidents in his bathroom.

Bashir Baba an experienced journalist of over four decades which began with NTA, is one of the analysts of BBC, VOA, DW-Radio as well as Prestige Radio, Minna flagship programme, ‘Kasar Mu a Yau’ as well as Idon Mikiya programme of Farin Wata Television/Vision FM.

He anchored flagship programmes at Liberty Television programme. He was also Senior Assistant Media ( Foreign Affairs ministry) under Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali.

Late Bashir Baba, will be buried later on Saturday in Wudil Kano State.

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