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GUSAU-FUNTUA HIGHWAY: HOW CP KOLO IS DEPLOYING NEW TACTICS TO SECURE THE ROAD

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The occurrence of fresh attacks on commuters along Funtua-Gusau road since last week has become a serious source of concern to the people of Zamfara and indeed the neighboring states of Katsina.

From Monday last week to now no one can provide a clear estimate of those kidnapped along Gusau-Funtua highway, especially in between Tazame and Yandoto as well as between Kucheri and Magazu particularly along that strategic location called “Marabar Kyaware”.

The most popular of the kidnapping incidents that happened along the highway within the week under review was the one involving retired Col. Rabiu Lawal Yandoto.

He was kidnapped according to a source in between Tazame and Marabar Yandoton Daji alongside his two biological kids and a political associates.

People of Zamfara became scary of the new development hence the cases bandit attacks from Monday last week to date had multiplied tremendously with people becoming more scaring as to the strengths of the security agencies to tackling the challenges of insecurity along the highway.

Clearly, however, the recent rescue of the (15) abductees by the police operatives has brought some fresh air to the mind of the people plying thag very important road.

They were released as a result of their abandonment by their abductors due to the massive manhunt of the bandits by the police tactical operatives in collaboration with the joint security forces including the local vigilante.

CP Kolo who assured that police are on track to securing the highway, insisted that, immediately the command received the report of constant attack of Gusau-Funtua highway, it deployed armed police tactical operatives to take over patrol and surveillance of the highway.

The CP said he personally participates in the patrol of the highway on daily basis and make sure that there is no fresh incident that took place along the highway.

He said with the public support, the command will by the Special will of Allah make the road safer for the commuters and also ensure that the suspected bandits are tracked and brought to justice.

On the release the (15) abductees, the Police Spokesperson in Zamfara SP Shehu stated that the victims were debriefed and clinically examined and would soon be reunited with their families.

Commuters along the embattled highway have confirmed that the condition of the road is improving as police intensified operations and constant surveillance as well as patrol of the highway.

The state government is also providing logistics to empower the military to sustained their regular surveillance of the area especially from Kwatarkwashi to Sheme.

 

 

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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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