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TWO PERSONS SHOT DEAD AS ZAMFARA STATE GOVT. DELEGATION FACES PROTEST AT JANGEBE, GOVT IMPOSES 24 HOURS CURFEW

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It was an atmosphere of tension at Jangebe when the state government delegation led by state Deputy Governor Mahadi Aliyu went to the town on Wednesday to hand over the released abducted girls on behalf of the state government.

An eyewitness who gave his name as Ahmad Abdullahi Jangebe informed this medium that armed security men attached to the state government delegation shot at the two protesting citizens of Jangebe to death.

He said, when the delegation came to the town some angry youths attempted to protest against them and in the cause of the encounter one of the soldiers shot on the air and the bullet hits one of the deceased who gave up the ghost instantly.

He said the other second person was shot dead while the delegation was moving out of Jangebe town when he attempted to stone one of their vehicle.

He said the atmosphere was later put to calm as residents panic and the majority of them left the town instantly.

He told this medium that the entire students brought by the delegation were handed over to their families as the school remain under lock and key.

On the security situation in Jangebe the source said as at now the military personnel earlier stationed in the town have been redeployed and replaced with five number of mobile police men.

Meanwhile Zamfara State government has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-down curfew at Jangebe town with effect from wednesday the 3rd of March 2021.

According to the statement signed by Zamfara Commissioner for Information Sulaiman Tunau Anka the decision was taken In order to prevent further breach of peace.

Tunau further said, “Similarly, there is strong discovered evidence of Market activities in the town that aid and abet bandits activities in the town and neighboring communities. Consequently, all market activities in the town are hereby suspended until further notice”.

“The state government is poised to ensure safety of lives and properties of its citizens at all cost”.

“With this announcement, the Zamfara State Police Command is hereby enjoined to ensure total enforcement”.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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