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GUNMEN INVADED RINI TOWN IN ZAMFARA, ABDUCTS OVER SEVENTY PERSONS

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Some suspected gunmen numbering close to fifty armed with deadly weapons invaded Rini town in Bakura local government area of Zamfara State and abducted over seventy persons.

According to a confided source, the gunmen arrived the town at around 2:30 am on Friday and started shooting sporadically, noting that though people refused to come out of their homes despite heavy gunshots that were springing on the air, the bandits succeeded in abducting over seventy persons in the town.

“When they came they carried out the attacks in three strategic locations first at Sabon Gari then moved to Makarantar Boko and later the central part of Rini town “a source added.

He said as at the time of launching the attack no intervention was made by the security agencies despite several calls made but explained that later in the day two hilux full of soldiers came to the town spent some hours and left.

He explained further that, as at the time of Jumuat prayer, people are still in the town and may not likely leave adding that several appeals have been made to the government to provide more security reinforcement for the people of the Rini area.

Zamfara Police Spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad confirmed the incident but report that the figure of those abducted based on the record from the police stand at sixty six.

He explained that the police command has already deployed adequate number of its tactical personals with a view to making sure that the people have been rescued. 

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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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