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Zamfara state police command has announced that the newly deployed Commissioner of Police Mr. Yusuf Kolo had assumed office on Monday the 29th of August 2022.

According to the statement by the police spokesperson in the state SP Shehu Muhammad, CP Kolo Yusuf is the number 32nd police commissioner deployed since the creation of the state in 1996.

SP Shehu stated further that, the new Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Police Command, CP Kolo Yusuf, was born in 1968 in Majiko village of Edati local government area of Niger State.

He attended Katambi/Bologi Primary School from 1974 to 1979. Between 1979 to 1985, he was selected by the Niger State Government for a scholarship where he successfully completed his Secondary School Education at the Government Technical College, Lagos StState

Shehu further said, the new police Commissioner bags a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Abuja, and is a member of the respected Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

According to Shehu, the new CP Mr Kolo also bagged a Masters degree in crime management and prevention from Bayero University Kano, with a Doctorate in International Relations.

“CP Kolo Yusuf was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1988 and has served in various operational capacities including as Officer in Charge, Anti-Robbery Squad in Anambara, Kano, Kogi States and FCT among others”.

“He was also the Commander, IGP Crack Squad Zone 1 Kano, Coordinator, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS); and Commander Technical Intelligence Unit and Special Tactical Squad (TIU-STS) under the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB)”.

“CP Kolo Yusuf has attended several courses within and outside Nigeria, such as Advanced Detective course at the Police Staff College, Jos in Plateau State and in China, Turkey and Colombia, on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, management and prevention of violent crimes, detailing and management of crime scenes, modern threat and human intelligence development by the metropolitan school of Business and management among others”.

On track record, Shehu said Mr. Yusuf Kolo is a seasoned crime fighter who led numerous operations that resulted in the unprecedented arrest of many bandits/Boko Haram terrorists, rescue of kidnapped victims and recoveries of arms and ammunition.

He cited reference with the arrest of terrorists who attacked the Nigeria Defense Academy (NDA), the terrorists who kidnapped students of Greenfield University and Bathel secondary school, Kaduna state respectively. CP kolo Yusuf also led an operation that successfully rescued Mikel Obi’s father and arrested the suspects including the syndicate leader, a woman popularly known as Hauwa”.

“He also led the rescue of 82 years old mother of chairman of Pharmaceutical giant JUHEL and chairman Tonimas petroleum group. All the kidnappers in these high profile cases were rounded up and arrested”.

CP kolo Yusuf was conferred with numerous awards and commendations from reputable Nigerian communities, government agencies and organizations which according to Shehu include , the prestigious traditional title of Agu na eche Mba one of Onitsha, in Anambara State. He was also honored by the Nigerian Telecommunications LTD for his gallantry and bravery in confronting terrorists who attempted to vandalize and shut down communications in Abuja”.

“The New Commissioner of Police while reassuring of his unalloyed commitment to the protection of lives and property, seeks for support and collaboration from members of the public, while on the other hand, warns all criminal elements to renounce criminal activities and repent or face dare consequences”.

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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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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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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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