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Thirty-seven persons from Azara, Jangala and Kadara, in Kagarko and Kachia Local Government Areas of Kaduna State have been kidnapped by terrorists.

The victims, Thunder Blowers learnt that those abducted are mostly women, including three nursing mothers and children.

According to a source, in the process of abducting the victims, a retired soldier and one of his sons were gunned down at neighbouring Katambi village, two kilometers away from Katari town, along the Abuja – Kaduna highway.

Mustapha Ibrahim, the Sarkin Azara in Kachia Local Government, confirmed the abduction to news men on phone.

According to him, wielding weapons and in large numbers, the bandits stormed Azara community around 12am on Thursday and went away with 10 people.

He explained further that four women, including three nursing mothers and six male adults were among the victims.

He added that before they could alert the soldiers who are always on patrol along the highway to come to their rescue, the bandits had already left with their victims.

He further explained that the bandits again went to a Fulani settlement, popularly called (Rugan Alhaji Karbo), a few meters away from Azara, and abducted two herders at the camp.

According to him, “on (Friday), again, I received a call that bandits invaded Kurutu village and killed a retired soldier and one of his sons and carted away some foodstuff.”

On Sunday around 10:12 pm, he explained that 12 people were abducted by the bandits, who invaded Kadara village in Kagarko Local Government Area, stressing that six among those abducted were members of the same family.

Also, he said that 13 people, 12 women and a male adult, were abducted by bandits at Janjala village in Kagarko LGA last Thursday.

The Madaki of the village, Aliyu Ibrahim, the Madaki of the village, confirmed the abduction to to news men on Thursday.

He explained that the bandits came through a bush path that borders Kachia LGA and raided the community and went away with their victims at gun point.

For the past three to four days, he stated that his people have been under siege as a result of attacks by bandits.

Police could not be reached for comment as at the time of filing this report.

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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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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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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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