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One of the Sokoto state lawmakers Hon. Aminu Boxer has alleged that Isa and Sabon Birni areas where the major bandit camps are situated have been removed from the special operation conducted by the military.

The lawmaker who spoke to Nasir Elhikaya in an audio clip sent to this medium said after the departure of the presidential delegation from Sokoto the federal government has fulfilled its pledge of sending a powerful squad of the military personnel to conduct special operations against the bandits in Sokoto.

He added that they came with sophisticated weapons including armor carrier tanks but noted with surprise that Isa and Sabon Birni have been removed from the special operation of the military.

“All the deadly notorious bandits including Halilu, Nabokolo, Turji are operating along Isa and Sabon Birni axis of the state, so it is surprising that these areas have been removed from the list of where the military operations shall be conducted”.

He added that few days after the conduct of their operations another village called Mai kujera in Rara area of Sokoto was attacked by the bandits and eight people were killed noting that their funeral prayer has not been conducted.

“They have moved away with valuables in Rara village, and they moved to the house of District Head of Illela and abducted five girls and four men from the relations of the member of the state house of assembly Bello Isah Ambarura few hours after police paraded some suspects in Sokoto”.

“In a two months time if the federal government failed to fight these bandits with all sense of reality time would come when there would be nobody in Isa and Sabon Birni because people would surely run away” he added.

All the notorious bandits are there in Isa and Sabon Birni and unless the government extended the genuine fight against the bandits in these areas the social crises may not end.

When asked why Isa and Sabon Birni was excluded, Boxer said, some security agencies informed them that because there are soldiers already deployed in the areas, noting that such excuse could not work since the insecurity in the areas has not subsided.

He noted further that it was with the same security enforcement bandits invaded Kurawa, Anguwan Lalle, Magarau, Sangerawa and many places and killed many people.

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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.

He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.

He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.

He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.



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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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