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BAKOLORI AND GORONYO DAMS RESPONSIBLE FOR FLOODING IN KEBBI STATE

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Flood disaster has resulted to the death of over (30) persons in most part of Kebbi State in North Western Nigeria.

Chairman of the Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency Alh Sani Dododo in an interview with the BBC Hausa service said the disaster has caused a serious psychological crises for the people of Kebbi State.

“In all the 21  Local Government council areas in Kebbi State there is no single  local government area that has not suffered from this year’s flooding” Dododo added.


“We have so far lost over 30 people to flooding this year in Birnin Kebbi couple with other economic losses we have experienced”.

In some communities like Makera in Kalgo local government and some parts of Birnin Kebbi residents testified that all over their houses water are gushing out deep inside their inner rooms and day-in-day-out houses and other important structures are collapsing.


Dododo said the government has to look for optional public structures such as schools to accommodate the victims in form of temporary shelter pending other actions instituted by the government.

“All our fadama areas bordering Sokoto State especially from a place they called Tudu up to Tugga in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi State are all filled up with water”.


“We have taken much step to provide to these victims food, water, toilets and security which are the primary things needed by these people in their new temporary settlements while we await for further directive from the government”

“We have secured (9) temporary settlements in Argungu alone, we have also opened temporary camps in Bagudo, Koko Bese and other areas where our personals are working to get us update on the development” Dododo explained.


On why there has been annual occurrence of flooding in Kebbi Dodo said, Kebbi has become like a water pipe hence the two major dams we have in Zamfara and Sokoto Bakolori and Goronyo  and also the two other dams in Cameron that also plush their water to Kebbi through a village called Dole Kaina in Dandi local government make the pressure of flooding too excessive for Kebbi State.

“Since the creation of Goronyo and Bakolori dams for close to fourth years, they have never being cleared for once added with the human and environmental factors make flooding in Kebbi annual expected disaster”


He said there has to be strong collaboration between the federal government, Kebbi State, and neighbouring countries of Niger and Cameron so that measures can be collectively instituted to address the annual flooding problem in Kebbi.

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ZAMFARA CP ELKANA RETIRES FROM ACTIVE SERVICE

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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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GAMJIN GUSAU GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATURE: SAMAHO HELD SENSITIZATION RALLY

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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 CP ELKANA DECORATES (19) NEWLY PROMOTED SUPERINTENDENTS OF POLICE

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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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