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YABO-SANYINNA ROAD, SOSG APPLAUDS STATE POLICE COMMAND, SECURITY AGENCIES FOR GALLANTRY, AVERTING KIDNAPPING

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Few minutes after midnight on Dec. 4, 2020, the operatives of State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) attached to the Sokoto State Police Command responded swiftly to a distress call that some armed bandits were preparing to execute an operation around Yabo-Sanyinna forest.


Their proactive action and gallantry in the face of the gun duel that ensued between them and the bandits, who were adorning military camouflage uniform, helped in neutralizing the criminals and foiling what would have been disastrous.


As a result, two of the bandits were killed while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds. The police also recovered one (1) AK 47 and three (3) AK 49 rifles with breach numbers: (1) 1961NA 3445, (2) 1983 N14572, (3) 56-14860119 and (4) 2L444C. Equally,  rounds of live ammunition were recovered. 


While investigation progresses, I want to use this opportunity, on behalf of the government and good people of Sokoto State, to express our profound gratitude to the Sokoto State Police Command for its sustained gallantry in nipping in the bud activities of bandits and other criminal elements bent on subverting the peace in our state.


In particular, the State Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Kaoje, deserves commendation for his tireless mobilization and galvanizing of his men to action whenever the need arises. 


We also give kudos to his officers and men for their uncommon sacrifices and relentless commitment to duty in the face of the myriads of challenges they try to surmount.


In the same vein, all the security agencies operating in the state, military and para-military, who have synergy and work in harmony, share in this accolade. These include the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), the Department for State Security (DSS), the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).


Taking into consideration all the efforts being made by the State Police Command, their team spirit in working very closely with other security outfits, the state government will continue to support and encourage the Police and other security agencies operating here, in its drive to rid the state of banditry and criminality of all forms.


Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (CFR, MUTAWALLEN SOKOTO)
Dec. 4, 2020
Sokoto

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RECONCILIATION: ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS COUNCIL CHAIR, APC STAKEHOLDERS

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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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GAMJIN GUSAU DR. DAUDA LAWAL, RINGING THE BELL OF THE OPPOSITION IN ZAMFARA POLITICS.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.


He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.


He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.


He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.

 

 

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TWELVE APC FED. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE ASPIRANTS GEAR UP FOR PARTY PRIMARIES IN ZAMFARA

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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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