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SOLDIER GUN-DOWN WATER-MELON VENDOR IN ZAMFARA

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An arm soldier name withheld had allegedly gun-down a water-melon vendor along Zamfara-Sokoto bypass road Gusau on Sunday.

An eyewitness who spoke to this medium at the venue of the funeral prayers of the decease said the soldier who was allegedly drunken bought a piece of watermelon from the deceased an attempted to deny him money after the transaction.

While the argument between the soldier and deceased lasted, the soldier was alleged to have rushed to a nearby hotel D-travellers guest in picked his gun and asked a colleague to follow him.

He added that when he returned he started shooting sporadically and eventually shot the deceased to death.

Residents of the area who became upset with the action of the solider attempted to lynched him, but he escaped to his hotel room.

The situation caused panic as residents insisted in burning down the hotel where the soldier is hiding before armed police men intervened and whisked him away to an unkown destination.

As at the time of the funeral of the deceased this medium gathered that the soldier is in the custody of the police in anticipation of the commencement of investigation.

When contacted, Police Spokes Person in Zamfara SP Shehu Muhammad confirmed the incident and assured that investigation in to the matter has since commences.

He called on the relations of the deceased to remain calm and law abiding as justice would surely prevail.

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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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