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C’TTEES SET UP TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST TWO ZAMFARA EMIRS SUBMIT REPORTS AFTER TEN MONTH AWAITING PERIOD

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The committee set up to investigate allegations of aiding and abetting armed bandit activities by the Emir of Dansadau has submitted its report to the state government.

Chairman of the committee, DIG Mamman Tsafe (Rtd) made the formal presentation of the report to Zamfara state Deputy Governor Sen. Hassan Nasiha on Monday.

He has also concurrently presented the report of the other committee set up to investigate the allegations against the Emir of Zurmi Abubakar Atiku.

DIG Mamman Tsafe did not however provide a brief over-view of the outcome of the investigation, but rather on behalf of the members of the committees thanked the state government for according them the opportunity to serve the state in that capacity.

He stressed that, the committees had carefully complied with the laid down terms and references enshrined by the state government during the inauguration of the committees.

In his response, the state Deputy Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha thanked members of the committee for the commitment to putting up the reports and assured that the state government will do all that are needed to implement the reports of the two committees.

He reaffirmed the commitment of the state government in ensuring that, whoever is involved in issues related to armed banditry is dealt with, no matter his status in the state.

It could be recalled that, the state government announced the suspension of the two emirs of Zurmi and Dansdau in June last year and set up two separate committees led by former Deputy Governor Malam Ibrahim Wakkala and the State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs DIG Mamman Tsafe to investigate allegations of their alleged involvement in armed bandit activities.

They were given two weeks from June 1st and 11th, 2021 within which to submit their separate reports to the state government.

But since then, nothing was heard of the two committees until today (Monday) when they have submitted their reports concurrently to the state Deputy Governor Sen. Hassan Nasiha.

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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