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BANDITS INVADES MAGARYA TOWN IN ZAMFARA, KILLS THREE AND RUSTLES OVER 100 CATTLE: SPEAKER VISITS COMMUNITY

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Suspected bandits on Tuesday invaded Magarya village in Zurmi local government council area of Zamfara State killing three persons and left behind food stuffs worth over million of naira burnt to ashes.


The Invaders according to some sources also rustled away over one hundred cattle from Magarya village.

Speaker Zamfara State House of Assembly who hailed from the same village led state government delegation for an assessment visit to some affected areas.


The Speaker and members of his delegation were conducted round the village by the district head of Magarya Marafa Alh. Muhammadu Sani where he demonstrated his concern over the deadly incident.
   

 
Magarya said, the cowardly attacks being launched by some unrepentant bandits will not deter the current government from employing measures aimed at restoring relative peace in the state.

 
While condoling the families and relatives of those who were attacked or killed by the Tuesday attack Speaker Magarya asked them to develop courage and consider the tragedy as a trial from God almighty.

He informed the people of the village that, the state government in collaboration with the joint security agencies have deployed armed operational security forces aimed at securing the area.
 

Speaking on behalf of the community, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bello Matawalle Alh Aminu Magarya thanked the Speaker and his entourage for the visit.
   

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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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