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Supporters of All Progressive Congress APC in Zamfara State have cried out for what they described as unjustifiable political arrest of their members by the operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in collaboration with the agents of PDP government in the State.

In an interview with the BBC Hausa service closely monitored by this medium, one of the members of the Publicity Committee of the APC in Zamfara State Ibrahim Maigandi Danmalikin Gidan Goga accused the PDP led government of conspiring with the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force to arrest over 50 of their party supporters.

“I Ibrahim Danmaliki was arrested and detained in prison for four months and that time I was not arrested alone former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Bello Dankande Gamji, former Gusau Council Chairman Ibrahim Tanko were also arrested and detained. Not only us, many former councilors and social media practitioners were arrested and detained some spent two some three months before we were released on bail” 

He said as if it is over, on Saturday one of our strong political stalwarts Alh Abubakar Dantabawa who returned home to condole with his people over the recent flooding that affected his community Gada in Bungudu local government was arrested alongside many others for unsubstantiated allegations.

“Since when this arrest started, close to fifty members our party across all the fourteen local government areas were arrested, some are currently facing trial on baseless allegations” Danmaliki added.

He accused the State Police Commissioner of conspiring with the ruling PDP government to arrest their members saying majority of those effecting the arrest of the APC supporters in the state are police officers attached to the state government house.

But the Spokesman of the State Police CommandSP Shehu Muhammad told BBC Hausa service that, there is no political motive behind the arrest of the APC supporters in the state saying the responsibility of the police is to take steps that are effective in ensuring that law and order is maintained in the state and also monitor situation closely and ensure that there is no break down of law and order in the State.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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