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POLICE REPELS FRESH BANDITS ATTACK IN ZAMFARA, NEUTRALIZES TEN SUSPECTS

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Zamfara State Police Command said its joint effort with members of the vigilante has helped its men in neutralizing ten suspected armed bandits in Hayin Dauda village of Gusau local government area of the state.

Police spokesperson in the state SP Shehu Muhammad said in a statement, “Police tactical operatives deployed to Mada axis in a Joint operation with the Vigilante group of Hayin Daudu village and its environ responded to a distress call received from the Village that, armed bandits in their large number stormed the area with intent to attack the innocent people”

Shehu added that, “the bandits who were armed with sophisticated weapons were heavily engaged to a gun duel by the joint police /vigilante operatives, and as a result of the encounter, ten bandits were neutralized while others escaped with a possible gun shot wounds”.

Shehu said, normalcy has since been restored while police in the area had embarked on what they termed as “confidence building patrol” aimed at forestalling further attack on the people of the communities.

He further said, State Commissioner of Police commended the collaborative efforts of the members of the vigilante and other partners in crime fighting for their resilience and urged them to sustain the tempo.

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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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