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PROTEST IN ZAMFARA OVER ENDLESS KILLING

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Residents of Zurmi Emirate Council in their hundreds had conducted violent protest over unending armed bandits activities in the area.

An eyewitness who spoke to this medium said the protesting residents are those living in communities badly affected by the years of armed bandits activities.

They are mostly from Kadamutsa, Yanbuki, Dada, Gidan Shaho, Marmaro and Gidan Kara communities.

He said, the demonstration lasted for two hours, and they allegedly attacked the personal residence of the Emir of Zurmi Abubakar Atiku, crashes many windows and valuable fittings in the house.

The protestors also attempted to get access to the main emirs palace where the emir and his palace members were seated as at the time of the protest, but they were prevented by the armed security forces.

The source said, the security forces could not use force to prevent the protestors instead they embarked on serious pleading which later resulted in restoring an atmosphere of peace.

No live was lost to the protset even though majority of them were carrying arms including sticks and local cutlassess

He noted that women, children, adult and aged persons from the communities affected all participated in the violent protest.

He also said he saw some protestors pushing dead bodies inside wheelbarrows while many of them were uttering dissatisfactory words to show their concern for lack seriousness of the government to tackle the security challenges affecting them.

Zamfara Police Command is yet to speak as at the time of filing the story.

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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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