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DISSOLUTION OF ZAMFARA APC CARETAKER COMMITTEE, COURT DISMISSES SUITE FILE BY YARI FACTION

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The federal high court sitting in Gusau presided over by Justice Aminu Bappa has dismissed the suite filed by the Lawal M. Liman led state caretaker committee over what they termed as their illegal removal by the Mai Mala Buni led interim leadership of the APC.

In a judgement delivered on Friday, the presiding judge said, the matter is purely an intra-party one which is supposed to be resolved within the jurisdiction of the party and affirmed that the court does not have the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

One of the counsels to the Plaintiffs, Barr. Bello Umar said the judgement is the reasoning of the judge and that as counsels they would receive copy of the judgement and advise their clients appropriately.

Bello Umar further said even the judge confirmed that his court is not the terminal one and therefore soonest they may likely appeal the judgement.

On his own part, Barr. Shamsudeen Muhammad one of the counsels representing the 1st and 2nd defendants said the judgement represent what the court should have done noting that the case filed by the M. Liman led state caretaker committee is purely an intra party one which the court does not have jurisdiction to entertained.

“If there is anything it is within the party that they should go and resolved the issue amicably and what the court has done is what is obtainable anywhere”.

“Even if they appeal the judgement, it would not see the light of the day. The court of Appeal and Supreme Court will affirm this judgement” Shamsudeen stated

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GUNMEN BLOCKED HIGHWAY IN ZAMFARA, KILL TWO AND INJURED FOUR OTHERS

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Some suspected gunmen blocked the Kaura Namoda-Shinkafi Highway on Wednesday at around 12:00pm and opened fire on a Golf car which was driving toward Shinkafi from Kaura Namoda.

According to a source, the bandits laid ambush on the incoming car and opened fire on the passengers conveyed inside the car.

Two persons were killed instantly while four others were wounded and rushed to the General Hospital, Kaura Namoda.

According to the source, the injured after receiving first aid treatment were later moved to an advance health facility in Gusau for advance medical attention.

Effort to speak to the Police Spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad has failed as at the time of filing this report

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KUJE ATTACK: 600 INMATES MISSING

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The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Magashi, has confirmed the missing of about 600 inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, as 300 inmates were retrieved from bushes.

Speaking with newsmen, in Abuja, Magashi said they suspect the attack was carried out by the Boko-Haram terrorist sect.

He said, “They attempted the initial entry with a very high explosive, but they were unsuccessful”.

According to him, after the unsuccessful first attempt, then they attacked another section of the wall with even higher grade explosive which brought the wall down.

He explained that the forces on the ground did everything they could to repel them but the number of the terrorists they came with was overwhelming which they were not able to fight against.

“The incident took about 30 minutes, before the reinforcements arrived”.
The Minister gave the figure of the inmates at about 994 inmates in the prison.

“We understand, the attackers were Boko Haram, and they came specifically to get their co-conspirators freed”, he added.
He lamented that majority of the terrorists freed from the prison are now in the general population.

“But many of them have returned, they have reported themselves to the police, some we have successfully retrieved from the bushes where they were hiding”, The Minister added.

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POLICE ACP KILLS BY GUNMEN IN KATSINA

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Katsina state police command has announced the murder of ACP Aminu Umar during a special operation along at Zakka village in Safana local government area of the state.

The Spokesperson of the police in Katsina SP Gambo Isah said in a statement that, one other police operative also lost his life during the operation.

“ A distress call was received that terrorists numbering over three hundred (300), on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), ambushed ACP Aminu Umar, Area Commander, Dutsinma and team, while on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state”.

“Consequently, the Area Commander and one other gallantly lost their lives during a cross exchange of gun fire”.

According to Gambo Isah the Police Commissioner condoles the families of the deceased and prayed for God almighty to grant the deceased eternal rest.

He re-affirms the commitment of the police in fighting insecurity and insurgency and ensure that peace has returned to the state.

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