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BANDITS KILL (14) PERSONS, INJURED MANY AS THEY LAUNCH FRESH ATTACK ON ZAMFARA COMMUNITY

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Some suspected bandits had launched a deadly attack on the people Dangulbi community in Maru local government area of the state.

The attack according to the source left behind fourteen people dead, with scores sustaining various degrees of injury.

The attack was launched on these victims while they were at their farmlands.

Eleven of those killed according to a source are households who are married, while three others were Islamic school pupils who were engaged for a hard labor by some farming entrepreneurs.

Before the Sunday attack, some bandits invaded Dankurmi market, killed one and chased away all the traders at the market ” a source told newsmen.

The source also reported that, another group of bandits slaughtered five other persons at Kango village on Friday and wounded several others.

Zamfara Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs retired DIG Mamman Tsafe has confirmed the occurrence of the Dangulbi attack to BBC Hausa service via a text message but explained that, he is awaiting details of the incident from the security agencies.

Zamfara state police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad confirmed the incident to Channels TV on Monday morning via telephone conversation.

He said the police authority had since deployed armed policemen to the scene of the incident with a view to restoring peace in the affected area.

Shehu said police tactical team had begun a confidence building operation along the area.

Another source said, a notorious bandit leader by name Damina had enforced a levy to the communities residing along the affected communities and some of them have already upset the levy simply to be able them to get access to their farms.

He said the farmlands where the farmers were killed in Dangulbi on Monday were not among those farms barricaded by the bandit leader.

 

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ZAMFARA CP ELKANA RETIRES FROM ACTIVE SERVICE

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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GAMJIN GUSAU GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATURE: SAMAHO HELD SENSITIZATION RALLY

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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ZAMFARA CP ELKANA DECORATES (19) NEWLY PROMOTED SUPERINTENDENTS OF POLICE

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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