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BANDITS KILL THREE SOLDIERS IN ZAMFARA

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Some suspected gunmen laid ambush on the Nigerian army operating in some parts of Bungudu local government area of Zamfara state and killed three of them.

According to a source interviewed by the BBC Hausa service on Thursday, the bandits laid ambush on the military personnel while they were moving to abort a planned attack against some communities in Karakkai, Kwanda Haki and Yar Katsina and opened fire on one of the operating vehicles of the Nigerian military.

“The military heard about the planned movement of the gunmen around Karakkai, Kwanda Haki and Yar Katsina on Tuesday night, and they decided to confront them and while the military were on the move the gunmen laid ambush and opened fire on one of the moving vehicles shot the driver and also killed two other soldiers”.

Though he said some unverified reports indicated that the gunmen had also lost some of their members to the counter firing by the military operatives, residents of the villages around the incident areas had become scared of the development.

‘’People usually went to the Bingi market every Thursday but because of the development we asked every one to stay where he is pending assessment of the development because the attack on the military operating in the area had raised more fear among the residents”.

BBC said they could not get confirmation from the spokesperson of the military in Zamfara after several efforts made to that effects, and also reported that police denies responding to the issue on the ground that it was not within their jurisdiction.

 

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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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