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ARMED BANDITS KILLS SIX OPERATIVES OF NSCDC IN ZAMFARA, THE ONLY SURVIVOR ABANDONS WITHOUT FINANCIAL HELP

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Stakeholders have expressed concern with the manner in which officials of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp in Zamfara have abandoned their only operative who was shot by the bandits along Bakura-Maradun borders early this month.

According to the source, six among the seven operatives of the NSCDC who were on patrol along Bakura-Maradun were shot dead by some suspected armed bandits while one other was badly wounded and admitted at the Male Surgical Ward of the Federal Medical Center Gusau.

The source who expressed concern with the manner in which the only surviving operative of the NSCDC was abandoned by the state officials said, the man who is currently on admission has to source for funds from relations to treat himself of the injury he secured.

“On the first day of admission he was asked to pay forty thousand naira for a single laboratory test and after consultation to source for the money one of his relations has to raise the funds for him”.

He lamented that, up to now not a single naira was issued to him as a support to the injured operative, a circumstance that made his relations to voice out for help.

The State Coordinator of National Human Right Commission Mr Abdullahi Abubakar said he has heard about the ugly development and visited the NSCDC operative to ascertain his condition.

He described the attitude of the officials of the NSCDC Zamfara as uncalled-for noting that if their operatives can put their lives on the line of duty and only for them to be neglected and abandoned then there is a big question to ask about the integrity of the service.

He called on the State Commandant to take the appropriate steps of aiding the families of those operatives who lost their lives and also assist the injured victim with the adequate financial support to enable him overcome his challenges.

He also called on the state government to initiate strategies that would provide unlimited access to health care management for the security operatives that are injured during encounter with the bandits.

Effort to speak to the Public Relations Officer of the state command Aminu Maru probe abortive.

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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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