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BANDITS INVADED FIVE COMMUNITIES IN ZAMFARA, KILLS OVER FORTY PERSONS

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Some suspected bandits numbering over 100 have invaded five communities in Maradun local government area of Zamfara State and killed over forty persons.

According to an eyewitness who craved for anonymity said the villages which were invaded include Gidan Adamu, Gidan Baushi, Gidan Maidaji, Tsauni, and Wari all in Faru district of Maradun local government area of the state.

He said they came to the affected villages via more than two hundred motorcycles and started shooting sporadically, a circumstance that create serious panic among the residents.

He explained that they spent close to five hours conducting the operation, saying, they came to the villages around 12:30pm on Thursday and left for their hideouts after 5:00pm.

According to him, the attack left over 43 persons killed while several others were badly wounded and are currently receiving treatment at hospitals in Maradun and Gusau local government areas respectively.

He said within those hours which the operation lasted, security operatives, especially military have actively engaged the bandits through an encounter which left some of the bandits and military wounded.

He added that, even while the funeral prayer was ongoing in the morning, the sounds of gunshots were heard ringing the air and many became scared.

He also said they have carted away undisclosed number of cattle during the operation, even as he lamented that they burnt many places and valuable properties.

He stated that last week they raided many villages in Kaya district of Maradun and killed over 21 persons in the operations noting that it has been long when bandits attack the district.

He added that because people of the area become scared, they have deserted their homes and take refuge at Maradun and other neighboring towns.

He lamented that even with the effects of what happened, government has not made ready a designated camp for the refugees as people had to look for safe homes of their relations to lodge for the temporary.

Zamfara State Police Command confirmed the killing of thirty-five to BBC Hausa service and assured that it has taken appropriate security measures aimed at containing the situation.

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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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