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IDP’S BATTLE HARDER TO ACCESS FOOD AND OTHER BASIC FACILITIES AS DISPLACED CAMPS TURNS OVER CROWDED IN ZAMFARA AND SOKOTO

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Closed to a week after the attacks on several communities in Isa and Sabon Birmi local government areas of Sokoto State life has been hard for the residents who have been taking refuge at Maitandu Displaced Camp in Isa as over 3000 Internally Displaced persons battled harder to get food, medical drugs and even accomodation.



Thunder Blowers Online News Medium visit to Maitandu IDP camp established that, the camp cannot accommodate up to 1/3 of the fleeing people which are estimated to be up to 3000 while women and children found it difficult to get three square meals daily since the camp were established.

One of the health personnel working at the two camps and who spoke to thunder blowers on condition of anonymity said, the displaced persons are at the risk of being exposed to diseases due to the high level of congestion in the camp.


As regard to the security situation in the affected areas, Thunder Blowers gathered that, no person was willing to return to all the 23 affected communities due to the fear of another attack.

One Muhammad Adamu told Thunder Blowers that, a woman attempted to go back to one of the community in Isa on Friday and pick her luggages but she was shot severally by the bandits and that according to him that action alone raised the fear of the people that anything can happened if people returned to the place unless something is done to secure the area.


One of those working with International Aid groups at Isa and Shinkafi told this medium that, evidently there are no security personnel deployed along Isa and Sabon Birni but explained that, there is masive redeployment of armed military personnel with heavy equipment along Zurmi borders with Shinkafi.

The location is believed to be the area where Nigerian Air force allegedly conducted the aerial bombardments of the bandits camps which triggered the recent fresh attack, a source told this medium.


At Shinkafi the condition of the IDP camps is little bit better hence some facilities including boreholes and toilets were provided but they were inadequate for the number of the displaced peraons taking refuge their.

According to a source who spoke with this medium, there are over 1,500 IDP’s at Shinkafi and that, Zamfara state government through the Directorate of Humanitarian Affairs is providing some relief materials including food and drugs to the displaced persons. 

It was also learned that, Medicine Sanfrintiers MSF are actively doing well at the two camps especially handling of matters pertaining to malnusrished children.

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ZAMFARA CP ELKANA RETIRES FROM ACTIVE SERVICE

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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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GAMJIN GUSAU GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATURE: SAMAHO HELD SENSITIZATION RALLY

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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 CP ELKANA DECORATES (19) NEWLY PROMOTED SUPERINTENDENTS OF POLICE

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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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