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GUNMEN DEMANDS N60M RANSOM FROM KATSINA LAWMAKER (TAFASHIYA) AFTER HIS RESCUE BY POLICE OPERATIVES

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A PDP legislative candidate for Kankia Hon. Ibrahim Tafashiya has been rescued from kidnappers after their unsuccessful attempt to abduct him.

A source from Kankia confided on this medium that, the bandits met the politician at his country home of Tafashiya on Saturday night while he was holding a meeting and picked him on a motorcycle to the forest.

On their way, according to a confided source, they had an accident in a circumstance that assisted him in getting to a safer location inside the bush and hide.

He said police at Kankia later offered reinforcement and rescued the politician. They also picked the broken motorcycle belonging to the bandits and brought it to Kankia police station.

According to another source who craved for anonymity, the bandits sent a letter to the people of the community that they are going to invade Tafashiya village on Sunday as part of the reprisal to what happened to them on Saturday.

Another source told Thunder Blowers that, the bandits called the politician on Sunday and asked him to send a sum of sixty million Naira to them, or they will look after him wherever he went in Nigeria and killed him.

He added that they sent another message to the people of Kankia that they will invade the town on Sunday (Today) and pick their broken motorcycle that was seized by the police.

He said many prominent people who felt not secured had left Kankia town on Sunday in a bid to avoid what may likely happen in the night as threatened.

It could be recalled that four days now another sets of bandits invaded Gacchi area of Kankia and abducted two females to their enclaves.

This occurred almost a month after another sets of bandits attacked Kankia town and abducted the relations of Sen. Ahmad Babba Kaita the Senator representing Daura Zone at National Assembly.

 

 

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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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