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BANDITS ABDUCTED OVER (40) PERSONS IN ZAMFARA VILLAGE

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Some suspected bandits invaded Magazu town around 12:00am on Tuesday and abducted dozens of residents in the town.

A source who narrated how the incident occurred told this medium that, at the early hours of Monday the soldiers deployed to Magazu town issued an alert that residents should remain indoor in the night as they are going to conduct an operation.

He said, at around 12:00am they started hearing sounds of gunshots all over but they were relaxed expecting that the sounds of gunshots were from the soldiers.

He added that later, they realized that it was armed bandits that invaded the town and had already abducted scores of people and forced them to move to an undisclosed location.

He confirmed that, what surprise many of the residents that escaped the armed bandits attack was that, neither the military stationed in the town nor the police responded to the bandits brutality throughout the period of the operation.

He confirmed to this medium that over fourty people including women and children have been abducted by the bandits and livestock in large quantity were also whisked away.

Magazu is a town less than than twenty kilometers from Tsafe one of the local government headquarters in Zamfara state.

Effort to reach the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad for comment was not successful as at the time of filing this report.

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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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