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PANIC AT ZAMFARA MARKET AS MEMBERS OF VIGILANTE GRUESOMELY MURDERS THREE SUSPECTED FULANI BANDITS

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There was a serious panic on Wednesday afternoon at Wanke weekly market in Zamfara state when some members of vigilante groups (Yansakai) invaded the market and brutally murdered three members of the fulani ethnic groups.

An eyewitness who was at the market but does not want to be named told this medium that, some members of the vigilante groups came to the market around 1:00pm, picked a suspected Fulani bandit and gruesomely murdered him in the open market.

While that action lasted, another set of vigilante group came and pick another two suspected fulani herdsmen and murdered them again.

He said what caused panic in the market was that the rest of the fulani herdsmen around the scene of the incident re-united at the outskirts of the market and begin to make suspecious phone calls.

According to him the phone calls scared many people in the market who suspected that the Fulani were remobilizing bandits for re-enforcement.

He said by 2;30pm, the market was completely deserted as many traders packed their belongings and hurriedly left the town.

He also confirmed that the soldiers attached to Magami also came and asked every one to leave and even begins shooting on the air.

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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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