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BANDITS DISPLACED TEN VILLAGES IN ZAMFARA THREATENES TO BAN SALLAH CELEBRATION

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Residents of Shinkafi emirate in Zamfara had a sleepless night on Friday when armed bandits attacked over ten of their communities and displaced people in their hundreds.

According to a source, the attack came few days after security agencies allegedly arrested the father of one of the bandits’ leader by name Turji in Kano.

The source said the bandits’ leader sent a threatening warning that unless his father is released, people of Shinkafi and neighboring areas would not celebrate their Id-el fitr with relative ease.

According to one of the verified facebook account of one of the indigents of the area Dr. Tijjani Salihu Shinkafi he reported that as a result of the Friday attack and the resurgence of armed bandits activities on Saturday, the royal house of (Magajin Gari) the district head of Shinkafi was destroyed by the bandits using RPG machine gun noting that the district head himself was unsuccessfully targeted for abduction.

He further said, twenty persons were kidnapped from Maberaya and another set of 20 people from villages around Badarawa, Kware and Kurya were also kidnapped.

He added that while one person from Shanawa and three others from Shinkafi were kidnapped at the early hours of Saturday the bandits gunshot a woman, and she is currently on admission at a hospital facility in the area

Dr Tijjani Shinkafi further said, in the same operation ten villages under Shinkafi emirate were displaced while fourteen cows were allegedly rustled.

Zamfara State police command could not be reached for comment as at the time of filling 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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