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A citizen of Zamfara Sulaiman Tukur has taken to his Facebook page to call the attention of Zamfara state government to come to the aide of the people of Kiyawa district in Birnin Magaji local government whom he said are under siege of armed bandits.

He wrote that armed bandits are mindlessly terrorizing the people of Kiyawa district day and night.

He said, “I wish to write unequivocally and draw the attention of all security stakeholders of Zamfara state and by extension, Nigeria that Kiyawa ward of Birnin Magaji Local Government Area in Zamfara state is ”’under the siege of the arm bandits”’ who are mindlessly terrorizing the people of the said area pertinaciously day and night!”.

“It is not denying the fact that the persistence of insecurity challenges bedeviling this area was not privy to the government and security agencies of our state for so long. But unfortunately, the people of the affected area had been taken for granted as there is no remarkable effort being put in the place to tackle the menace”.

“It is a well known fact that the primary responsibility of government at all levels is to secure the lives and properties of its citizens by using the available security agencies/armed forces at its disposal.But,government has turned a blind eyes on this serious matter by failing to deploy its security personnels to that strategic area.Can you believe me that there is no single security agent in the entire Kiyawa ward with over ten thausand people by population? We are on our own! We are virtually under the control of these culprits who had become our ‘monarchs’ as there are no security agents to repel their dictatorship and inforce law and order within the area” He added.

“Recently the perpetrators has attacked my home town,NASARAWA MAILAYI (the headquarters of Kiyawa ward) for three consecutive time between 17th to 30th of this March,2019 for a house-to-house ruthless operations.Concurrently,almost all our domestic animals has been rustled;shops has been broken and take away everything;women has been raped and alot of people has been maimed,to mention but a few.As a result,about 85 percent of the residents of the area has been displaced of which most of the victims are women and under-age children.What a pity”!

He urged the security agencies and indeed the government to do the needful by deploying adequate security personnel if possible permanently in the area in order to ensure the safety of the people

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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.

He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.

He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.

He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.



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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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