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BANDITS KILLED OVER 20 PEOPLE IN ZAMFARA

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A total of 22 people have been killed in Tungar Kwana village of Talata-mafara local government area of Zamfara state on Tuesday.


An indigene of the village, Malam Ahmed Mohammed  told news men that, the bandits numbering over 100 invaded the village around 11 pm last night and began sporadic shooting. 


He confirmed that twenty two people including women and children were killed instantly, while other people fled to the forest for safety.


Mohammed also said that, many people were wounded as they sustained various gunshots and were currently in hospital receiving treatment.


The bandits, according to him had also carted away with large number of animals.


He Maintained that the village has been deserted for fear of the return of the bandits who have been attacking the people of the village in the past.


Confirming the incident, Zamfara State Police Command Public Relations Officer , SP Mohammed Shehu said “the police have confirmed the killing of 20 people in that village but not 22”.


Shehu explained that, the bandits were targeting the villagers because they ( villagers) gave useful information to the security agents which led to the killing of several bandits last week.


“The villagers told the security agents a useful information about some bandits who rustled cows last week and the information had assisted greatly in locating and killing many of them”.


“Since that time, the bandits were targeting the villagers in order to avenge the killing of their people”.


He said that, the police command had drafted its personnel in order to arrest those bandits and bring them to justice.

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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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STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER OF ZAMFARA POLYTECHNIC, KIDNAPPED

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The student Affairs officer of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talatar Mafara Malam Sanusi Kaura was among those kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna express road on Tuesday.

He was kidnapped while on his way to the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) pre-mobilization training in Abuja.

Mr Sanusi Kaura was a former NASUU chairman of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talatar Mafara.

It could be recalled that, some suspected bandits stormed the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Tuesday and kidnapped over forty, according to the reports by some national dailies.

The polytechnic authority through the school website urged the public to include the abductee in prayers.

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BREAKING: ZAMFARA PDP CHAIRMAN COL. BALA MANDE SUSPENDED.

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Zamfara State PDP state working committee has announced the suspension of the state party Chairman Rtd. Col. Bala Mande until after an investigation into the allegations raised against him is concluded.

According to the statement by the state party publicity secretary Abba Bello and issued to this medium by the PPS to the former Deputy Governor Aminu Umar Game-Game the Chairman was suspended over anti-party activities.

The statement added, “this becomes necessary owing to the fact that the State Chairman has been conducting the affairs of the party without the involvement of the State Working committee”.

The statement said his actions are in clear violation of the various sections of the PDP constitution.

It added, “this has become necessary to forestall the abuse of power and the derailment of the rules governing the running of the party”.

“The suspension is for a period of one month, this is expedient to allow the Working Committee to constitute a panel of inquiry into the allegation”.

“Considering the foregoing, the Vice Chairman Kaura Namoda zone, Mallam Ali Namoda will oversee the activities of the party for the period of his suspension”.

Bello further said, the state working committee has inaugurated a panel of inquiry to investigate this allegation.

The members of the panel are Ahmed Sani Kaura Chaiman, Bala Zurmi Member, Sanin Baba member, Abdulhadi Ahmed member, Suwaiba Bako Member
Abul Mustapha member while Barr. Ibrahim Jibril is to serve as Secretary.

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