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EMIR OF ZAMFARAN ANKA TO CHAIR STATE ADHOC C’TTEE ON SECURITY

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Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle has approved the setting up of a 15 man Ad-hoc Committee on Monitoring, Consultation and Reinforcement of General Security Architecture of Zamfara state.


The constitution of the committee according to the Governor’s Press Secretary Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji followed the resolution reached during a one day security meeting summoned by the Governor with Traditional rulers, the state council of Ulama, Heads of security Agencies in the state, and some senior government officials at the Government House, Gusau thursday.


The committee is expected to make findings on the reasons for the resurgence of  Armed Banditry, kidnapping and other henious crimes in different parts of the state.


The Emir of Zamfara and chairman  state council of chiefs Alhaji Attahiru Muhammed Ahmed is to chair the committee, while the Commissioner of Police, Zamfara state, CP Usman Nagogo is to serve as the Co-chairman of the committee.


Other members of the committee include Emir of Gummi Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi, Emir of  Maru Alhaji Abubakar Gado Maigari, Emir of Zurmi Alhaji Abubakar Atiku Muhammad, Rtd Deputy Inspector General of Police DIG Mamman Tsafe, and the State Director of Security SDS.

Other members of the committee are State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs Alhaji Abubakar Muhammed Dauran, Representative of General officer Commanding Eight Division GOC, Sheikh Ahmed Umar Kanoma, Executive Chairman Zamfara state Preaching Commission Dr. Muhammed Harun, State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Nura Ibrahim Zarumee, DSP Jafar Muhammed,(Legal), and Alhaji Sarkin Fawa Malami while Abubakar Ahmed of the state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) will served as the Secretary of the committee.


The committee is saddled with the responsibility of addressing problems of Security in the state, ensure early response to distress calls, trace instigators and those who aid and abet insecurity in all parts of Zamfara state.


The committee is also to involve all critical stakeholders including Traditional rulers, Islamic scholars, and security agents among others and ensure effective consultation on all matters of security concern  in the state.

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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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