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FATHER OF ZAMFARA SPEAKER ABDUCTED

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The bandits invaded the Magarya the hometown of Zamfara State Speaker Nasiru Muazu Magarya on the evening of Wednesday and abducted his biological father, his stepmother, and four other persons.

According to a source, before their arrival at Magarya they have also invaded Kaiwa Lamba, Jinkirawa, and Sabon Fegi villages.

“They invaded Magarya town around 4:00pm when people were observing Asr prayers and beings their operation”.

They abducted the father of the Speaker Nasiru Magarya, his stepmother and four others who are still in captivity.

As at the time of filing this report, no official statement was issued either by the government or the state House of assembly.

One of the survivors a staff of international humanitarian agency told this medium on confidence that, he was driving to Gusau from Shinkafi few meters to Kaiwa Lamba when the bandits fired live amunitions at the two vehicles that were ahead of him before he succeeded in maneuvering his car and turned to Shinkafi.

Another source, a commercial car driver told this medium that an eighteen seater bus has been brought from Kaiwa Lamba to Gusau central motor park with multiple bullet holes but could not explain the where about of the passengers

In a related development, on Tuesday, another group of bandits invaded Moriki town also in Zurmi local government area of the state and conducted house to house search and operations.

The source who confided on this medium said, they conducted operation from Yarmakera to Barza area in Moriki and carted away undisclosed number of cattle and other livestock.

Zamfara Police Spokes Person SP Shehu Muhammd has confirmed the incident and assured that the state police commissioner Hussaini Rabiu has deployed adequate police tactical squad with a view to rescuing the abducted persons.

The Spokes’ person of Zamfara House of Assembly Mustapha Jafaru Kaura could say they are yet to release official statement on the issue as the speaker and other members of the state house of assembly are going to hold meeting to deliberate on the matter by 2:00pm today.

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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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