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DELIVERY OF RANSOM TO KIDNAPPERS: ZAMFARA POLICE PARADE SUSPECTS

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Zamfara state police command has  announced the arrest of two notorious bandits/informants who specializes in  supplying food stuffs, repair of broken motorcycles and collection of ransom for the bandits.

Police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad who stated this during a Press Conference in Gusau on Saturday said, police detectives had acted on intelligence information and arrested the suspects.

The suspects are Alhassan Lawali and Mansur Usman Dan Alhaji and the police image maker said, “during interrogation, one of the suspects confessed to have supplied over fourteen (14) Operational Motorcycles to the Bandits in the forest at the rate of Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N750,000) each, of which the he said he has earned the sum of fifteen thousand naira (N15,000) per motorcycle”.

He further told journalists that, “the suspect had confessed that over the years, he was the ones repairing motorcycle for the bandits if spoiled”.

The suspect in his statement also mentioned one Mansur Usman ‘M’ as his collaborator, who was later arrested by the police. When interrogated, he confessed to had been supplying foodstuff and deliver same to the bandits in the forest”.

“he also confessed that for many times he collected and delivered ransom to the bandits. The last ransom he delivered was the sum of two million three hundred thousand naira (N2,300,000)”.

In a related development, the police police in Zamfara had also announced the arrest of one Zainu Lawali an indigene of Tsafe for illegal possession of arms, four rounds of cartridge, military camouflage as well as fake military identity card.

SP Shehu said, “on the 14th September 2022, Police Tactical Operatives from the Police Command headquarters acted on intelligence information about some suspected activities of the above-mentioned suspect.

“The suspect, who claimed to be an ex-soldier, was arrested being in possession of a locally fabricated revolver Gun, Military camouflage uniform, fake Military I.D Card and other dangerous weapons. A discreet investigation is in progress to unravel the circumstance behind the illegal possession of firearms”.

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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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