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LIVING IN NIGERIA IS LIVING IN HELL: GOV. ORTOM REACT TO KILLING OF BENUE BORN LAWYER IN ZAMFARA BY TERRORISTS

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The killing of a Benue-born legal practitioner in Zamfara state has been condemned by Governor Samuel Ortom.

The governor described the killing of Barrister Benedict Torngee Azza as gruesome and evidence of the failure of the APC-led government to protect Nigerians.

According to the governor who called for an investigation into the matter, living in Nigeria translates to surviving the dangers of living in hell

Governor Samuel Ortom on Sunday, August 21, condemned the killing of Benedict Torngee Azza, a Benue-born legal practitioner based in Gusau, Zamfara State by terrorists.

Azza, an indigene of Yelewata, Guma local government area of Benue state was killed by some suspected terrorists in his house on the night of Thursday, August 18.

Governor has said that living in Nigeria is like surviving in hell. Photo: Samuel Ortom Source: Twitter Residents in the area had confirmed that the criminals broke into the lawyer’s home in Saminaka Area, Gusau beside the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) headquarters bypass at about 10.30 pm.

It was gathered that having sensed danger, the lawyer attempted to escape from his killers but was overpowered and shot several times before he finally died from the gunshot wounds.

In a statement signed by Nathaniel Ikyur, the governor’s chief press secretary, Ortom expressed worry over the inability of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to protect the lives of Nigerians.

He further recommended the conveyance of a national security summit to end these senseless killings across states in the country. He said:

“It is obvious that this federal government does not want to secure the lives of Nigerians. “This is the reason why innocent Nigerians who go about their legitimate businesses are killed every day like chickens by terrorists and nothing happens to them. Nigeria has become a country where our lives don’t matter anymore.”

The governor while noting that the security of the nation has collapsed described living in Nigeria as living in hell.

His words:

“It is becoming clear every day that living in Nigeria is living in hell because the security has collapsed. No one is safe anymore.

“This government cannot deal with the increasing insecurity in the country because it has gotten out of control of the federal government. Every day, we move from one bad case to a more deadly case.

“For how long shall we continue to lose our best brains to the hands of terrorists who do not value lives? “When will the Federal Government take decisive steps to end this blood bath by these killers? It is getting to a more dangerous situation where no man is safe again.”

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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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