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KILL THE ZAMFARA GUN RUNNERS ARRESTED WITH RIFLES & LIVE MAGAZINES AS ENFORCEMENT OF PRESIDENTIAL ORDER

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Sadiq Muhammad Moriki

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If there is any time, the “Presidential Order” to shoot at those arrested with rifles should be implemented in Zamfara state is now. The time is now because, the recent developments leading to the arrest of some suspects with rifles and ammunition in Zamfara is really a source of concern.

Yesterday Tuesday the 10th January 2023 Zamfara state police command announced the arrest of Emmanuel-Emanuel and Nana Ibrahim with (325) rounds of live ammunition and one magazine for an AK47 rifle. The arrest was perfected along Wanke-Magami-Dansadau road.

Few days before the Tuesday arrest, another Toyota Corolla containing three (3) live shells for rockets RPG, three explosive shells, (151) rounds of live ammunition for AK47 rifle, (200) rounds of live ammunition for Anti-Aircraft craft rifle (AA) and some assorted charms.

Zamfara police had also arrested an armed political thug on who confessed before the police that he was ordered to set ablaze any vehicle branded with the logo of the APC and that of the Governor Matawalle or any APC candidates. In that same video, he confessed that in carrying the instruction he has set a vehicle belonging to Governor Bello Matawalle ablaze.

Another set of thugs were arrested a few weeks back with deadly weapons and alleged that they were hired from outside Zamfara state to carry out their devilish acts against the APC and its campaign facilities.

On Tuesday, the committee on Anti-Thuggery led by Bello Bakyasuwa Maradun had also arrested some group of thugs with deadly weapons also and allegedly hired by the PDP and its gubernatorial candidate to cause serious security problems in Zamfara state.

The testimony from the interrogation made by the police by Mr. Emmanuel-Emmanuel and Mrs. Nana is shocking one. It is evident that some desperate politicians likely from the PDP might be behind what is happening, and the police need to make a declaration to clear the air regarding who are really the sponsors of the illegal arm supply for aiding and abetting banditry.

But beyond that, it is imperative to call the attention of the Police Commissioner and indeed the sister security agencies to take decisive measures in enforcing “Presidential Order” on shooting those arrested with rifles which is still and validly enforced.

The various scenarios that characterized the political rallies of the People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara where lots of ‘political thugs” were arrested with prohibited weapons threatening innocent people is really a source of concern and required the security agencies to act speedily in enforcing the ‘Presidential Order” to save the lives of the people of the state.

The recovery of deadly weapons in the hands of Emmanuel and Nana as well as that of Bukkuyum-Anka road recently required the attention of both the President and Inspector General of Police to come to the aid of Zamfara people and ensure that those arrested are persecuted according to the “Presidential directive”.

It is equally important that the police made the outcome of their interrogation of Emmanuel and Nana public so that people of Zamfara would understand who is fooling who in the name of politics.

Security agencies should not allow desperate politicians to be taking advantage of the condition of insecurity to fuel crises and threaten the existing peace enjoyed by the people of the state.

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BREAKING: CASH SWAP: SUPREME COURT AGREES WITH ZAMFARA, KOGI & KADUNA GOVERNORS OVER FEB 10TH DEADLINE

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has restrained the Federal Government from continuing with the full implementation of the demonetization policy.

Three northern states, Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara, had, in a motion ex-parte filed on February 3rd, prayed the apex court to halt the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira redesign policy.

A 7-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice John Okoro, in a unanimous ruling, granted an interim injunction restraining the FG, CBN, commercial banks etc, from implementing the February 10 deadline for the old 200, 500 and 1000 Naira notes to stop being a legal tender.

The court further held that the FG, CBN, and commercial banks must not continue with the deadline pending the determination of a notice on notice in respect of the issue on February 15.

By the ruling, the old Naira notes continue to be legal tenders in Nigeria.

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ZAMFARA AG. GOV. NASIHA VISITS CBN GUSAU BRANCH, ASK COMMERCIAL BANKS TO IMPROVE ON SERVICE DELIVERY.

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Zamfara State Acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has paid an unscheduled visit to the Gusau branch of Central Bank on Monday.

The visit was part of the commitment of the Matawalle administration to ensure that the suffering of the people of the state in trying to access cash from banks has been reduced to the barest minimum.

According to the Spokesperson of the Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi, the Senator expressed dismay with the manner at which people are spending multiple hours at the ATM points trying to access cash for their daily activities.

He therefore urged the CBN to develop ways of getting people out of the present predicament.

In a response, the branch controller of CBN Mal. Buhari Abbas thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and assured that the needful would be done and cash would be made available in the shortest possible time.

In a related development, the Deputy Governor paid similar unscheduled visits to FCMB,ECO Bank, Zenith and Gt Bank in order to hear from the citizens directly.

He commended the arrangements made by FCMB and ECO banks in trying their best to make money available for customers to withdraw, especially at the ATM Points.

As for Zenith and Gt Bank, Sen. Nasiha expressed dismay over the poor arrangements made for the customers in the two banks and urged them to ensure that Improvement has been made

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ZMSG DIRECT WATER BOARD TO SUSTAIN WATER TRANSMISSION TWICE A DAY

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Zamfara state Acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has paid unscheduled visit to the state Ministry of Water Resources as part of the commitment of the state government in ensuring potable water supply within Gusau the capital city and its environs.

According to the Spokesperson of the Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi, the visit of the Acting Governor was triggered by the constant public outcry over shortage of water supply in the capital city.

Sen. Nasiha who commended the effort of the staff of the Ministry for demonstrating serious commitment to duty explained that the high cost of diesel has been part of the reason that is causing inconsistencies in the frequent supply of water.

But he explained that the state government has taken the appropriate steps of increasing the funding of the Ministry because of the reality on the ground.

He urged the ministry to intensify public enlightenment so that people can be kept informed about the challenged faced by the ministry.
While urging the commissioner of Water Resources to forward situation report directly to his office for action, he directed the ministry to ensure transmission of water to Gusau town and environs twice a day.

The Commissioner for water resources in a response thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and assured him of their readiness to comply with the government directive at all time.

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