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NIGERIAN ARMY ARREST INFORMANT, RESCUED KIDNAPPED VICTIMS DURING MAJOR OPERATIONS IN ZAMFARA

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Operatives of the Nigerian Army under Operation Sahel Sanity have arrested a notorious Gun Runner named Musa Abubakar, popularly known as Kasko/Buzu of Wake Village, Dakoro Area, Maradi, Niger Republic.


This was disclosed by the Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko during a press briefing at Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina State.


The Army Spoke Person said, the suspect is a supplier of illicit arms from Niger Republic to Nigeria through Sabon Birni and Isa Local Government Areas of Sokoto State and was arrested at a School in Gusau where his relative works as a security guard.


During the operation the army spoke person said, Toyota Avensus saloon Car, a personal mobile handset and other valuable items have been recovered from the suspect.

He also explained that, troops at Sabuwa on receiving distress call succeeded in rescuing 4 kidnap victims during a hot pursuit on the Kidnappers.


He also said at Gurbin Bore village in Zamfara State during a stop and search operation operatives of the Nigerian Army had engaged 5 suspected bandits who tried to escape arrest during which 2 were neutralized and 3 were arrested.

In a related development, Brig. Benard also disclosed that, operatives of the Nigerian Army under Forward Operation Base Bena while on patrol to Anguwan Yara, Bankami, Faduwa all in Zamfara State had an encounter with some suspected bandits and arrested one informant named Garba Faduwa.


He further said, during a fighting patrol to Dankadai and Akawo villages in Bukkuyum Local Government of Zamfara State operatives of the Nigerian Army had rescued a Kidnap victim, Alh. Lawal Mamman who was abandoned by the Kidnappers on sighting the troops.


Brig. Gen. Benard Oyeuko added that, Nigerian army has continued to intensify its aggressive operation along Zamfara-Katsina-Sokoto borders with a view to restoring peace in the areas.

 

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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