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GUNMEN KILLS FATHER TWO CHILDREN IN ZAMFARA

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Some suspected killers have invaded the private residence of one Malam Sani of Hanyar Agama Lafiya in Tsafe local governmentl area of the state on Friday and gruesomely murdered him and his two children.

A source who confided in this medium said, based on the suspicion by the residents, the invaders were suspected to be hired killers whose mission was to assassinate the deceased.

The source further said a few months back, the same suspects were alleged to have attacked the deceased and attempted to cart away his cow, but the attack was repelled.

He said after the incident, the deceased and his relations reported the matter to the police and the guardians of the suspects were invited where a resolution was reached.

He added that the suspects were asked to put down an undertaking to the effect that whatever happened to the victim they would be held responsible.

The source further said, suddenly on Saturday night they were alleged to invade the residence of the deceased again killed him and two of his biological sons.

Another source said, in that night when the incident occured, the neighbor of the deceased attempted to rescue him but had to run due to fear of attackers.

He told this medium that, the neighbor had confidentially informed many people that he recognized two out of the attackers and had already reported the information to the police.

Zamfara State Police Command Public Relations Officer SP Shehu Muhammad said, the command has received the report of the incident and investigation has already commenced.

He said five suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident and the matter has been transferred to State CID for further action noting that the accused would be prosecuted in the court of law.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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