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ARMED BANDITS GUN DOWN CHIEF IMAM AND ONE OTHER AT A FRESH ATTACK IN ZAMFARA COMMUNITY

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The Chief Imam of Kwangwami Jumuat Mosque Malam Liman Auwalu along side one Hamisu Bako were gunned down by suspected armed bandits on Monday.

According to the resident of the area who spoke to this medium, the bandits riding over dozens of motorcycles stormed several farmlands at the Kwangwami village and started shooting sporadically.

He explained that, the sound of the gun shots triggered fear amongst the local people who took to their speed and run for their safety.

He added that the Chief Imam was hit by a stray bullet while the other deceased was shot dead at his farmland.

He also said the suspected fulani bandits moved with hundreds of their cattle and destroyed many farmlands especially the location where dry season farming is taking place in the area.

The funeral prayers of the two victims was conducted around 2:00pm on Monday by dozens of other residents who returned after armed military officers were deployed to the area.

Zamfara State Police Command Public Relations Officer SP Shehu Muhammad confirmed the incident and told this medium that armed police tactical operatives have been deployed to trail the culprits assuring that normalcy has since been restored.

Kwangwami is a town under Moriki Emirate Council of Zurmi local government area of Zamfara State.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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