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FG. MAY NOT USE FORCE TO RESCUE ABDUCTED TRAIN PASSENGERS

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Federal government of Nigeria said it may not likely resort to use of force in securing the release of abducted Kaduna-Abuja train passengers.

Garba Shehu the Presidential spokesperson who stated this in an interview said, Federal government is making concerted effort to ensure that the victims are released unharmed.

“So far there are (31) remaining abducted passengers who are still in captivity and the government is not going to use force to get them released”.

He accused the bandits of failing to fulfilled their obligation by not releasing the remaining abductees even after the Federal government has discharge its part of the agreement.

He said the Federal government has released the wife of the kidnap kingpin as a condition laid down by them, but noted that the leader refused to also honor his part of the agreement and instead released few number of the abductees.

“The bandit leader requested that his pregnant wife has to be released, and the government agreed, she was taken to the hospital where she delivered twins, noting that, later on, she was handed over to her family “.

“Apart from his wife and children, the bandit leaders requested further that some other members of his group who were arrested in Adamawa shall be released and that was done yet, he has refused to get the abductees released.“

“Government used jet to move the bandit from Adamawa for onward handing over to their leader but surprisingly after that was done, they came up with another request that they require money”.

He said this was not the first time bandits were refusing to honor the agreement reached, but Federal government is coming to say this out in the public so that people will not feel government is doing anything regarding the release of the abductees.

“When the bandits released (11) train passengers, the mediator Malam Tukur Mamu told the bandits that it was not the agreement reached with them”.

“But some other sources informed the media that, they decided to reduce the number of the abducted passengers to be released because government has come up with some demands and bandits came up with theirs as well”.

Bandits insisted that they can only release the abducted train passengers if their children arrested and detained by the security forces are released”

 

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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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