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Kaduna state government has released its 2020 annual statistics on the activities of the armed bandits where it claimed that a total of 937 people have been killed by armed bandits in the state in the year 2020.

The statistics shows that out of those innocent 937 people killed by the bandits 468 were from Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Chikun and Giwa local government areas of the state.

According to Kaduna State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs Mr. Samuel Aruwan who spoke with the BBC said the estimate of 617 people killed by bandits in 2020 were from Kaduna central.

While a total of 286 people who lost their lives as a result of the bandit activities in 2020 were from Kaduna South.

He further said in the year 2020, bandits have kidnapped a total of 1,972 persons in Kaduna State.

Aruwan said, the problem of abduction was more alarming at Kaduna central hence a total of 1,561 out 1,972 were from Kaduna central senatorial district noting that, the 1,461 persons abducted were from Giwa, Birnin Gwari, Chikun and Igabi local government areas of the state.

He said the statistics was gathered based on the information Kaduna State Government received from the army, security agencies and other intelligent sources of the government.

He further said, bandits have rustled a total of 7,195 cattle in the year 2020 at Kaduna.

He insisted that, Kaduna central has the highest figure of 5,614 cattle rustled by bandits out of the total of 7,195, and they comprise Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Giwa and Chikun local government areas of the state.

On the number of those who lost their shelter, Aruwan said there is an agency responsible for humanitarian assistance which is in better position to shed more light on that noting that, issue of loss of lives is of greater concern to the government.


According to the State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said Kaduna State government is committed to searching for the suspected bandits and crush them decisively.

Aruwan said security agencies are doing their best to make sure that armed banditry has been crushed out Kaduna State.

He said it’s high time for the people to understand the security situation at hand since the report released by the state government has provided options that would speak about way forward.

He said the government would continue to do it’s best in securing Kaduna State and also try to go after the miscreant elements.

Aruwan reaffirmed the position of the state government that it will not dialogue with armed bandits because they have continued to cause threat to the peaceful atmosphere enjoyed by the people of Kaduna State.

He said the bandits who came to Kaduna State killed abduct and rape women as well as destroy the economy of the state should not subject of dialogue by the state government.

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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.

He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.

He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.

He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.



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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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