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BANDITS MOVE (32) COMMUNITIES OUT OF THEIR HOMES IN ZAMFARA LG.

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OUR BIG STORY

OVER (3000) PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TURN TO REFUGEES.

ZAMFARA TRADITIONAL RULER DECLARES FAMILY MEMBERS MISSING AFTER BANDIT INVADES COMMUNITY.

PEOPLE ARE SLEEPING IN THE BUSH DUE TO THE FEAR OF THE BANDIT ATTACKS
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One of the sections of Zamfara state that is facing the hard way as a result of the activities of the armed bandits is Gummi local government.

The local government shares border with partly Sokoto through Tambuwal Kebbe and Tureta local governments, as well as Kebbi state through Zuru emirate council.

In recent time, the suspected armed bandits who have been waging deadly war against Zamfara communities since 2011 have now moved toward Gummi area taking advantage of the thick forest that link that part of Zamfara to the neighboring Kebbi and Sokoto to be attacking innocent people.

They have been consistently launching attacks on communities around the areas resulting in unwanted death and displacement of dozens of communities.

According to a source, there are estimated 3,227 residents from (32) communities in Gummi local government area that have been forcefully moved out of their homes due to the inhuman nature of the armed bandit operations.

The major parts of Gummi town that suffered from these serial attacks include Gyalange, Bardoki and Illela Awal and while lamenting the level of deteriorating condition of the displaced person from these invaded communities a source from the local-based community organization in Gummi said, the displaced persons mostly women and children were left helplessly to their mercy.

In an interview with the newsmen, the District Head of Bardoki Alh Kasimu Matankari said, “we were most terrified by these heartless bandits, they killed three people and injured two others in the recent attack they launched in our community lamenting that he could not trace the where about of his wives and children since after the attack.

“They ransacked our community, vandalized all the shops, carted away with food items, telecommunication gadgets including motorcycles and also shot at any citizens sighted during the operation” the traditional ruler added.

He stated further that “Hamza Kaura, Lawali and Mukhtar Letiman were those gruesomely killed during the attack while one Lawali Dan-chali was hospitalized at the General Hospital Gummi

In another development, another source informed this medium that “another group of bandits displaced people in eleven villages including Gwalli, Karaye, Barikin Daji, Loni, Lanke, Duddai, Gidan Illo Marina, Kwado, Sagon-Garbe and makaranta”.

He added that, “settlements under Ilella Awal in Gummi such as kurfa, Falam, Tsibiri, Falam Birni, Unguwar Gamji, Kwalmi Masama and Gabtu were terribly attacked by serial armed bandit attacks”.

“Recently on Sunday, another communities including Mai Kada, Unguwar Nima, Saran Gumawa, Katare, Masallachi, Magiro Danjafa and Gambanda Godabe were also attacked”.

The source added that villages in another part of Gummi affected by the armed bandit attacks within this week included Dangwai Babba, Dangwai Karama, Dan-Awo, Abu-Rufe, Unguwar Bawa and Dan Dutsi.

A health personnel who narrowly escaped death from one of the attacks told newsmen that in the village where he was serving, the bandits after launching the attack rustled over (45) cattle.

“we moved into the bush and slept behind the grasses for three days now to avoid being killed, a (32) year old Sani Surajo told newsmen.

“Our people were forced to move to GUSS and GDSS Gummi as refugees and as I Speak to you, we are not certain when to return to our respective villages due to the fear of the bandits” a source added.

“Our fear is for the attacks to escalate and reached the local government headquarters of Gummi because that will be too terrible. Life is becoming too harder for many of us living around Gummi villages”

Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara SP Shehu Muhammad said the police had received the report of the happening along Gummi area and already deployed police tactical teams to ensure that security has been enforced.

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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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