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BANDITS ATTACK GUSAU-FUNTUA ROAD, KILLS HOUSE WIFE AND ABDUCT PASSNGERS OF TEN VEHICLES

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Suspected bandits blocked the popular Funtua-Gusau highway and abducted many passengers who were travelling to their various destinations.
 
A female passenger who spoke to BBC Hausa service said, they have left Jibia and arrived Funtua between 4:00pm to 6:00pm and immediately after reaching Kucheri the bandits opened fire on their vehicle.
 
“When The driver realised that the bandits are on rampage, he attempted to turn back but they fired one of the back tyre of the vehicle, the bullet which was fired at our vehicle brushed my ear and hit my other colleague on the head, and the broken wind screen hits one of my eyes”.
 
“the driver succeed in turning to Wanzamai where he sought for help and the residents of Wanzamai town brought another vehicle and convey us to Yankara Hospital where we were treated.”
 
“Initially we thought the bullet hits my late friend on the back but later we realised that, it was on the head, before they finished dressing me the other woman died later” she added.
 
She further said, the bandits stopped a car that was ahead of them and their driver also refused to stop but they shot at one of his passengers on the leg.

 
“They have stopped over ten vehicles and abducted all the passengers on board”.
 
“we slept in Yankara but the remaining passengers slept at Wanzamai village”.
 
Murtala Aminu the husband to the woman who was shot dead said he spoke with his late wife around 6:30pm and she told him they have left Yankara  and he wished them safe journey.
 
He said later around 8:00pm while he was together with his step mother one of his friend asked him to try his wife on phone since he has heard the news that, his wife was attacked by bandits and she was shot at the back.
 
“immediately I heard that about the news of the attack I surrendered that she has been killed”.
 
“My father and one of his friend called me to appeal to me that I should take solace hence my wife is no more and I told them I knew since she was shot at the back she might have died.
 
He said he wanted to follow those who were to go to Yankara to pick the dead body of his wife but he was prevented in order to avoid him becoming more scared.
 
He said she was later brought home and buried according to Islamic rite.
 
 
 
 

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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