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INFORMANTS AND ARM SUPPLIERS PARADED BY POLICE IN ZAMFARA

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Zamfara state police command has announced the arrest of six (6) suspected informants that are accused of supplying information to the bandits.

According to a statement by the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the suspects are accused of supplying arms and amunitions including military camouflage to the bandits.

SP Shehu gave the names of the suspects to include: Abubakar Mainasara, Babangida Muhammad, Jamilu Kawali, Kawali Ibrahim Galadima, Surajo Idris as well as Ahmadu Rufai Birnin Magaji.

“The arrested suspects listed above are members of a notorious syndicate of informants who collaborate with Bandits to terrorize peace-loving people of Gusau, K/Namoda, Tsafe, Bungudu LGAs”.

“The nefarious activities of this syndicate group were to provide information to Bandits to make it easier for them to attack communities and kidnap people for ransom”.

Shehu also said the suspects are accused of collecting millions of Naira to secure arms/amunitions as well as military camouflage for the Bandits.

Their recent dirty business was when one of the suspects Abubakar Mainasara ‘M’ A.K.A Major in his statement to the police confessed of collecting the sum of eight hundred and fifty thousand naira (N850, 000) from the bandits to source for military camouflage uniforms for them, a consignment that was given to one of the suspects Babangida Major, who connived with one of their collaborators, a tailor by name Jamilu Lawali Gusau to source and sew the uniforms which at the end was delivered to the Bandits”.

According to Shehu, “the same suspect further confessed of collecting the sum of Two Million Naira (N2,000,000) from Bandits to supply arms and ammunition for them, even though, two of his accomplices Lawal Ibrahim and Surajo Idris confirmed to the Police that the money given to the suspect was six million naira (N6,000,000) for the arms deal consignment and not N2,000,000 naira”.

Shehu further said, “the sum of one million naira (N1,000,000) was given to same Babangida Soja ‘M’, who in turn gave only sixty thousand naira (N60,000) to Jamilu Lawali the Tailor for the supply of the ammunition who at the end supplied ten (10) rounds of AK-47 live ammunition which was handed over to the Bandits through Babangida Soja and Abubakar Mainasara.

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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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