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TRYING DAYS FOR PEOPLE OF SOKOTO AS BANDITS EXTEND DEADLY ATTACKS TO ZAMFARA AND KEBBI

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All may not not be well with several communities around Isa and Sabon Birni Local Government areas of Sokoto as suspected gunmen armed with deadly weapons launched several attacks along the areas leading to death of yet to be confirmed number of people with several others critically injured. 


According to the findings by Thunder Blowers Online News Medium who visited Shinkafi where majority of the displaced persons from Sokoto are taking refuge, the issue started on 6th July 2020 as a result of the aerial bombardment of bandits hideouts along the borders of Sokoto, Zamfara and katsinaNigeria by the operatives of the Nigerian airforce, a reliable source told this medium. 
It was also reliable gathered that, the operatives of the Nigerian Air force were able to dispersed the bandits through the aerial surveillance but they later regrouped and launched attacked against civilian population of Isa and Sabon Birni Local Government areas of Sokoto state putting hundreds of families across several communities in the area  in to serious panicking. 

As at the time of filing this report, there is no confirmation of the actual figure of the number of the people that were killed in the multiple attacks but a source confirmed to BBC Hausa service that at least 7 people have killed at the first instance and two more were also killed the following morning of Wednesday while trying to go back and packed their belongings. 

It was also confirmed that, some number of innocent civilian population have been abducted by the suspected bandits. 


Thunder Blowers has authoritatively confirmed that, the bandits barricaded Isa-Sokoto road on Thursday to stop the referral of those critically injured during the attack. 

The attack also led to the displacement of people from the following Communities of Bafarawa, Kamarawa, Gebe, Arume, Kagara, Sabon Birni Kamarawa and Dan Adama all in Isa and Sabon Birni area of Sokoto State. 

Currently residents from these communities are taking refuge at Gidan Gona Shinkafi, Custom Wherehouse, Shanawa and Mai Tundu Prinary school. 


As at yesterday fleeing residents confirmed to Thunder Blowers that there are no security agents deployed to the affected areas apart from airforce jet that fled the airspace of Shinkafi, Isa and Sabon Birni.
In a related development, similar attack was launched along Zamfara State borders with Kebbi near Wasagu where residents informed news men that close to 8 people have been confirmed dead with scores of women abducted.
Though in an interview with BBC Hausa on Thursday, Zamfara State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs Abubakar Muhammad Dauran said they are yet to ascertain whether people were killed or not and that they have not officially receive the report that women were abducted in the attack. 
He said security operatives have been deployed to restore normalcy in the affected areas. 
Similarly another attack by some suspected armed bandits led to the killing of a traditional ruler from Fakai in Kebbi State. 
Part of Fakai local government partly shared birders with Zamfara State through the Dansadau axis of Zamfara. 

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CAMPAIGN C’TTEE CLARIFIES PHOTO OF GAMJIN GUSAU WITH FMR. ZAMFARA GOV. SEN. SANI YARIMA

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The PDP gubernatorial candidate in Zamfara Dr. Dauda Lawal has denied the comments made by some unscrupulous political agents on the social media that his meeting with the former Governor of Zamfara Ahmad Sani Yarima in london has some political inclination.

Gamjin Gusau who spoke through his campaign team said, he has never met with Yarima in England to discuss politics rather he and Yarima met at a Friday mosque where the wedding of the son of the former Governor was conducted.

“Gamjin Gusau met with the former Governors of Zamfara and Gombe Ahmad Sani Yarima and Danjuma Goje after a Friday prayer in London and as Muslims they waited and exchanged pleasantries”.

“Apart from exchanging pleasantries, no discussion of whatever kind politics or otherwise took place between Gamjin Gusau and former Governor of Zamfara Ahmad Sani Yarima”.

As regard to the rumor that Dauda is planning to defect to the APC the campaign team of Gamjin Gusau said “ this type of reasoning is the least of what the common sense can accept. Gamji is a gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Zamfara , and he has no business whatsoever with the APC since his motive is to ensure that the APC is defeated out of power come 2023 in Zamfara state”.

The campaign committee, alleged that “APC is sponsoring this campaign of calumny because the power brokers within the party have lost control of the affairs of Zamfara and they are scary of the growing popularity of the PDP”.

The campaign committee therefore urged the public to disregard such political insinuation because it is a figment of imagination of the people of doom”.

Gamjin Gusau urged the teeming PDP supporters to continue to work tirelessly in ensuring the success of the PDP, noting that because Zamfara PPD is waxing stronger, APC is busy spreading lies and rumors that are meant to cause confusion in the polity.

He thanked the well-wishers for their concern and assured them of his commitment to continue to spread the good manifestation of the PDP considering it’s growing political popularity in the state.

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PDP DENIES SUSPENDING SHATIMAN RIJIYA

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The Secretary of Sabon Gari ward Alh Sani Ahmad Shatima has alleged that there was no executive committee meeting of the ward that took place which resulted to the suspension of the state secretary of the party.

According to the letter addressed to the state Chairman of the PDP dated 31/7/2022 copy which was issued to this medium, the Secretary asked the party to dis-regard such letter because it was a mere figment of imagination.

“Such forged letter that was viral on social media on 30/07/2022 should be disregarded in totality and appropriate measure should be taken to deal with such unscrupulous elements that were sponsored by opposition to tear our noble party apart”.

He also asked the Chairman to past track action aimed at arresting the situation and get the matter resolved amicably in the interest of the party.

He insisted that what the party PDP needed is to move in unity and ensure that it has succeeded in the battle ahead of the 2023.

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ZAMFARA FMR. DEP. GOV MUKHTAR ANKA CAUTIONS OVER APC LEADERSHIP CRISES

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The former Director General in the administration of Governor Abdulaziz Yari in Zamfara state Junaidu Muhammad Anka had cautioned the former Deputy Governor Mukhtar Ahmad Anka not allow some desperate politicians to use him and ignite crises of division within the All Progressive Congress in Anka.

Junaidu Anka who spoke during a Thunder Blowers TV show Da Wache Kazo insisted that those trying to raise this unnecessary controversy over who lead the APC in Anka is uncalled-for since the tradition of political hierarchy is obvious.

“By convention Sen. Lawal Daniya is the high-ranking politician and by implication he is the party leader in Anka and there is no reason for anyone to doubt this submission “.

“Those trying to use Mukhtar Anka as tools to ignite political tension within APC in Anka are real enemies of the party because there is no reason why this issue shall be risen for now”.

“Even where Sen. Daniya decided to resign from this status by convention member state house of assembly Yusuf Muhammad Anka is supposed to shoo-in as the APC leader in Anka so I don’t understand why some people are trying to drag the former Deputy Governor into unnecessary political log-jam”.

“The former Deputy Governor is supposed to understand that, by his status he is more or less like a father, and he is supposed to pay more attention to state politics not politics of Anka local government because he is bigger than it and I pray he shall see reasons not to allow some clueless politicians to smear his political reputation for their selfish political gains”.

“If they insisted on this argument that Mukhtar Anka is the APC leader in Anka we will also raise alarm that our leader is Ibrahim Babangida Turnuku Anka because it was he who was leading us before the reconciliation“.

 

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