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JUSUN STRIKE: FORMER NBA CHAIRMAN DISAGREES WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ZAMFARA

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The former Chairman of the Nigerian Barr Association Zamfara State Branch Barr. Bello Idris Galadi has disagreed with the position of Zamfara State Attorney General Barr. Nura Ibrahim Zarumi that the state cannot take decision to end the strike action because the matter is before the Supreme Court for determination.

Barr. Galadi who stated his disagreement when he featured in thunder Blowers TV show DA-WACHE-KAZO on Wednesday said, if everybody would have to wait for the Supreme Court to decide the appeal when? Since according to him the courts in Nigeria including the Supreme Court is under lock and key.

He said the best thing to do is for the government and JUSUN to shift ground in the interest of getting the gray areas resolved.

Galadi explained that for JUSUN they can reconsider the grounds of reconciliation with the governments, go back to court to seek for enforcement of the court judgment or invite a team of lawyers to advice them.

As for the government he insisted that it should try as much as possible to meet up with their own part of the agreement with members of JUSUN.

On the alleged non-compliance with the judgment of Justice Ademola Adeniyi delivered in 2014 as well as Executive Order No (10) signed by President Muhammad Buhari, Galadi said, for him the President does not require to sign any executive order since section 83(1) and section 121(3) of the 1999 constitution as amended are very clear on the issue.

He said the level of crises in the judicial system in Zamfara is worrisome and call for the executive arm need to have a rethink and ensure the autonomy of the judicial arm for speedy reform of the system.

Galadi also lamented that, the 10 million naira each allocated to the High Court and Shariah Courts for Zamfara State is insufficient hence there is need to have additional allocation to strengthen the financial capacity of the courts.

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GUNMEN BLOCKED HIGHWAY IN ZAMFARA, KILL TWO AND INJURED FOUR OTHERS

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Some suspected gunmen blocked the Kaura Namoda-Shinkafi Highway on Wednesday at around 12:00pm and opened fire on a Golf car which was driving toward Shinkafi from Kaura Namoda.

According to a source, the bandits laid ambush on the incoming car and opened fire on the passengers conveyed inside the car.

Two persons were killed instantly while four others were wounded and rushed to the General Hospital, Kaura Namoda.

According to the source, the injured after receiving first aid treatment were later moved to an advance health facility in Gusau for advance medical attention.

Effort to speak to the Police Spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad has failed as at the time of filing this report

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KUJE ATTACK: 600 INMATES MISSING

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The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Magashi, has confirmed the missing of about 600 inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, as 300 inmates were retrieved from bushes.

Speaking with newsmen, in Abuja, Magashi said they suspect the attack was carried out by the Boko-Haram terrorist sect.

He said, “They attempted the initial entry with a very high explosive, but they were unsuccessful”.

According to him, after the unsuccessful first attempt, then they attacked another section of the wall with even higher grade explosive which brought the wall down.

He explained that the forces on the ground did everything they could to repel them but the number of the terrorists they came with was overwhelming which they were not able to fight against.

“The incident took about 30 minutes, before the reinforcements arrived”.
The Minister gave the figure of the inmates at about 994 inmates in the prison.

“We understand, the attackers were Boko Haram, and they came specifically to get their co-conspirators freed”, he added.
He lamented that majority of the terrorists freed from the prison are now in the general population.

“But many of them have returned, they have reported themselves to the police, some we have successfully retrieved from the bushes where they were hiding”, The Minister added.

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POLICE ACP KILLS BY GUNMEN IN KATSINA

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Katsina state police command has announced the murder of ACP Aminu Umar during a special operation along at Zakka village in Safana local government area of the state.

The Spokesperson of the police in Katsina SP Gambo Isah said in a statement that, one other police operative also lost his life during the operation.

“ A distress call was received that terrorists numbering over three hundred (300), on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), ambushed ACP Aminu Umar, Area Commander, Dutsinma and team, while on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state”.

“Consequently, the Area Commander and one other gallantly lost their lives during a cross exchange of gun fire”.

According to Gambo Isah the Police Commissioner condoles the families of the deceased and prayed for God almighty to grant the deceased eternal rest.

He re-affirms the commitment of the police in fighting insecurity and insurgency and ensure that peace has returned to the state.

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