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Heavy downpour which lasted for several hours has caused a disastrous flooding which led to the destruction of housing and business structures worth hundreds of millions of naira in Gummi local Government area of Zamfara State.

The flooding according some sources has caused the death of one person whose building collapse on him last night and his funeral prayers was conducted this morning.

Areas heavily affected by the flooding in Gummi include Shiyar Kabobi, part of Kofar Lugui, Bare Bari and Shiyar Dada and it was learnt that, hundreds of households who were affected by the disaster were forced to taking refuge in some of the public primary schools near their areas.

The disaster led to the building collapse, and in some places houses were totally drstroyed while dozens of perimeter fence of many houses have partially or totally collapsed.

One of the source Nafiu Shehu who spoke with the thunder blowers online medium said the case of flooding in Gummi is not due to the absence of drainages or water ways but the excess of downpour which become out of control.

“You know most of the buildings are made up mud structures and the nature of the heavy rain become unresistable” Nafiu added.

He said public places such as Malama Habbi Model Primary school have been fully occupied by the victims of the flooding even as many victims took refuge in the existing housing structures of their relations and love ones.

He noted further that, untill government is able to come to the aid of the people of Gummi the economic hardship caused by the flooding will be unresistable.

The Local Government Sole Administrator of Gummi could not be reached for comment even as the telephone lines of State Commissioner for Environment Dr. Nurudeen Isah, Special Advisers to the Governor either on Humanitarian Affairs or State Emergency Management Agency failed to connect.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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