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BANDITS INVADED ZAMFARA VILLAGE KILLS (13) POLICE OPERATIVES

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Suspected bandits numbering over one hundred invaded Kurar Mota district in Bungudu local government area of Zamfara State and killed thirteen police operatives.

The bandits according to one of the residents of the area laid ambush at the police operatives who were earlier stationed along the invaded community.

“They laid ambush killed thirteen police officers, wounded five others and later continued shooting sporadically, a situation that scared many of the residents to run for their safety” the source added.

The dead bodies of the police officers were evacuated to Yariman Bakura Specialists hospital, while five others are on admission at the same health facility.

According to the source, the bandits also moved to Mayaba and Kango some nearby villages and abducted some number of people and wounded many others who are currently on admission at the health facility in Magami.

Earlier before the invasion of the Kurar Mota, they have made attempt to invade Magami town few kilometers away from Gusau the capital city of Zamfara before the military base stationed at the community repelled the attack.

They have also chased away many local farmers from their farms, even as they emphasize on their warning that no farmer should to his farm for this year’s farming season.

Zamfara Police Spokes Person SP Shehu Muhammad confirmed that the operatives of the Nigerian Police Force ran in to an ambush where 13 of them were killed by the bandits while testifying that the bandits on their part also suffered a heavy casualty.

He said in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday that, a special anti-banditry operation is currently ongoing with a view to tracking down the bandits.

Shehu said the Police Commissioner Hussaini Rabiu visited the injured victims at the hospital and assured the public that the ugly incident would not deter the command from carrying out its statutory functions of preventing lives and properties.

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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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