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MANAGING EDITOR OF THUNDER BLOWERS ESCAPES ARMED BANDITS ATTACK AS THEY OPENED FIRE ON MOTORISTS ALONG ZAMFARA-ZARIA HIGH WAY

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Gunmen blocked the highway along Yankara-Wanzamai, the two border towns of Zamfara and Katsina and opened fire on the motorists plying the road.

The Managing Editor of Thunder Blowers Anas Sani Anka who was among the commuters who escaped from the attack, said he and many other motorists were prevented from proceeding with their journey by the residents of Wanzamai who notified them of the ongoing deadly operation by the bandits.

Anka said, it took the intervention of armed military personals from Faskari who engaged the bandits in a fire exchange before the road was cleared.

He added that while the military escorted the stranded vehicles to Tsafe he saw a red color golf, canter Mitsubishi and a truck container on the main road with no single passengers available in the abandoned vehicles.

He also explained that while at Magazu, the people informed them that these was the third attempt the bandits were blocking the road on Wednesday while the military usually goes after them.

He said there were over 100 vehicles trapped along Wanzamai for close to an hour before the military get the road cleared.

The attempted attack came barely a few hours after another set of armed bandits invaded Government Day a secondary school Kaya and abducted dozens of school pupils and their teachers.

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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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