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Suspected bandits loyal to Ado Alieru the popular bandit leader who was recently turbanned in Zamfara had launched a murderous attack against Ruwan Godiya community in faskari local government area of Katsina state.

A source who confided on this medium said they launched the attack around 12:00am today, living behind eleven people dead with scores sustaining various degree of injuries.

He told this medium that, the fresh attack on their communities may be triggered by the anger of the bandit leader against the recent pronouncement by the Katsina state government that he is still wanted by the police in Katsina.

Recently, Ado Alieru was awarded the title of Sarkin Fulanin Katsina by the Emir of Birnin Yandoto in Zamfara and he was turbanned on Saturday at a a ceremony attended by crowd of relations and well-wishers.

The turbanning ceremony generated mixed reaction, a circumstance that call for Zamfara state government to suspend the Emir and constitute a committee to investigate the rationale behind his action.

Our source at Ruwan Godiya said, the decision by the Katsina state government to renew its call for declaring Ado Alieru wanted may surely be consequential to the safety of the people along Faskari, Bakori, and several other areas sharing border with Zamfara.

He also faulted the decision taken against the Emir of Birnin Yandoto by the Governor of Zamfara as another wrong step that may trigger the anger of Ado Aleiru to renew his violence attack against the people of Katsina and Zamfara.

“As I speak to you, the majority of us along Zamfara border with Katsina had enjoyed the peace deal entered into with Alieru but now that the governments of Katsina and Zamfara have taken some contrary decisions we may not find it easy anymore”.

“Up to now some victims of the Tuesday night attack at Ruwan Godiya are fuming and the chances of their survival is zero, and we fear getting the corpses of those killed in one place to conduct funeral for them” the source added.

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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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