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ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: PRESIDENTIAL DELEGATION VISIT ZAMFARA, DONATE RELIEF MATERIALS

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The presidential delegation led by the Minister of Defense Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has paid a condolence visit to the people and government of Zamfara state of the recent armed bandit attacks on their communities.

Addressing the state Governor, the Minister of defense Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) said federal government is battle ready to end the activities of the armed bandits causing crises in the state.

“I want to assure you that the federal government is fully informed of what happened in Zamfara state and that effort is being established to end the lingering security crises confronting the state.

On behalf of the federal government, Gen. Magashi condoled with the families of those who lose their lives in the incident.

Minister for humanitarian affairs Sadiya Umar Faruk who was part of the delegation announced the donation of (1,500) bags of rice, (1,500) bags of maize, (150) carton of cooking oil, (150) carton of tomatoes, (200) cartons of detergent, (1000) units of mat, (1000) units of veritable wax, (1000) units of clothes for children and (1000) units of blanket.

The minister also announced additional donation of similar to that of Anka and Bukkuyum to Maradun, Maru, Tsafe and others.

Among the members of the Presidential entourage are Minister of Police Affairs Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, that of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Faruk, National Security Adviser Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno rtd), Inspector General of Police Usman Baba Alkali, Director General (NIA) and presidential spokesperson Mal. Garba Shehu.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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