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BANDITS KILLS FOUR AND KIDNAPPED OVER (50) IN ANOTHER ZAMFARA VILLAGE

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Bandits armed with dangerous weapons have again invaded Ruwan Doruwa district in Maru local government area of Zamfara State, kills four and abducted over fifty (50) persons.

A source at Ruwan Doruwa said the bandits came to the town around 1:00am and started shooting sporadically, a circumstance that scared many residents who fled for their safety.

He noted that the bandits killed four persons and embarked on house to house search for abduction.

He mentioned that one of the residents affected by name officer Jijjilo had his immediate younger brother killed by the bandits, while his wife and that of his younger brother were abducted.

He also mentioned that the bandits attacked one Alh Bashir Ruwan Doruwa who currently has four of his relations with the abductors.

He added that, one Alh Hassan Abubakar Ruwan Doruwa also has two of his younger brothers, Rayyanu and Basiru abducted during the operation.

As of this morning, majority of the people contacted informed this medium that over fifty people from Ruwan Doruwa are likely with the abductors as the headcount continues.

The funeral prayers of those killed was conducted in the morning of Friday while the residents said Emir of Maru and Divisional Police Officer of Maru had all arrived in the town.

This was the second attack launched by the bandits at Ruwan Doruwa within the scope of a month.

Police are yet to make statement regarding the attack, even as all attempt to speak to the police Spokesperson proved abortive.

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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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