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GUNMEN LAUNCHES REPRISAL ATTACK IN ZAMFARA, KILLS ONE AND ABDUCTED TWO OTHER PERSONS

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Suspected armed bandits have invaded residents of Magazu community in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara State in what appeared to be a reprisal attack and killed one household named Alh Garba Shago.

A father of over ten children, Shago was shot dead by the gunmen after chasing away dozens of other local farmers from their respective farms at the early hours of Sunday.

According to a source, Abubakar Lawali Magazu who spoke to this medium on phone said, the crises between the bandits and people of the community started when the bandits over-powered a herder who rears cattle for the locals and rustled over 90 cows on Saturday.

He said when members of the community heard about the development they went to the bush searching for their livestock and when they sighted a Fulani boy rearing another sets of cattle they seized them in alternative to their own that were earlier rustled by the suspected bandits.

Noticing how dangerous their decision may be, Tsafe divisional police office instantly demanded for the release of the seized cattle from the locals and moved them to Tsafe police station for safe keeping.

He said the bandits became aggrieved and invaded the community in the early hours of Sunday, chased away people from their farmlands, killed one person and abducted two others.

He noted that, later during their operations, military and police engaged the bandits and succeeded in chasing them away from the community.

According to him the number of cattle earlier rustled by the bandits are up to ninety while the ones seized from the Fulani herder were closed to sixty.

Zamfara police Spokes person SP Shehu Muhammad could not be reached for comment as at the time of filing this story.

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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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