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GUNMEN INVADES MORIKI TOWN IN ZAMFARA KILLS FOUR AND INJURED MANY

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Some suspected gunmen in large number invaded Moriki town in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state and killed four persons on Sunday.

According to a resident of the town the gunmen invaded the town at around 1:00am while people were observing “night prayers” in congregation and started shooting sporadically.

He said while people panic and attempted to run for their safety, four of them were killed by the bandits and close to a dozen sustained various degrees of injury.

He said the funeral prayers of the deceased was conducted at around 11:am on Monday while six persons are currently on admission at General Hospital Moriki.

He also told this medium that, four persons that sustained critical injuries have been referred to Federal Medical Center Gusau for advance medical care and attention. 

The Moriki attack of Sunday came barely less than a month after another attacked was launched at Kwangwami village a suburb area few distance to Morikk where the Chief Imam of the town alongside others were shot to death by another group of bandits.

When contacted, Zamfara State Police Command Public Relations Officer SP Shehu Muhammad said, tactical unit of the police are on the trail of the assailants with additional personnel already deployed to the area to help restore normalcy and apprehend the perpetrators. 

The CP  condoled the family of the deceased and assured them of more security deployment to all areas that are exposed to bandits activities in the state . 4 people were killed and 7 injured.

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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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