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A legal practitioner Barr. Amina Dahiru has declared that, Zamfara State Ministry for Justice should be blamed for not redirecting the state government on the need to develop a legal framework that will guide the ongoing peace deal entered in to between the state government and bandits.

The legal practitioner who declared this during a one-day interactive session organized by Zamfara Twitter Connect on Sunday said, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice knew what to do because as the chief law officer of the state he knows the “dos” and “don’t” expected of the government before engaging in to any peace deal.

“You cannot bring the bandits to the government house or meet them in the forest and begin to enter into negotiation with them” Amina added.

She said the ongoing peace deal was not organized since it has no structure nothing that, the State ministry of Justice need to do better by aiding the government in putting structure on ground for the peace deal to succeed.

She added that, there should be a defined road map which prescribed punishment for the bandits who failed to honor the terms of the peace deal and that can only be achieved if the hole arrangements is contextualized.

She alleged that sometimes the police do not conduct deep investigation on matters involving those accused of carrying out bandits activities and when these bandits spent much time in prison without proper trial they engage the services of private lawyers to secure bail for them since the law has empowered them to engage the services of a private lawyer.

She also lamented that, sometime the state ministry of Justice allowed case files hanging for longer time, a circumstance which she said is frustrating administration of the criminal Justice system in the state.

But in a swift reaction to the allegations raised by the lawyer, Zamfara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Barr. Nura Ibrahim Zarumi said it is not the legal instrument that is required when it comes to entering a peace deal with the bandits but a modalities and or rules of engagement.

He also added that it is the security agencies and indeed the state ministry of security and home affairs that have the expertise in the area of security management, and they know better than anyone when and how to enter into any peace deal with the bandits and also when to withdraw.

According to Zarumi, it is when the security agencies discharged this obligation, then the state ministry of Justice can come in to advise the government on the modalities of how to enter in to dialogue with the bandits and also examine whether the modalities are enforceable or not.

On the allegations that, some case files are left hanging in the ministry for longer time the Commissioner said it was not true since no case file that comes to the ministry is delayed for more than a week before it is dispatched to the concern stakeholders.

The Attorney General called on the legal practitioners and indeed the public to always come to the ministry and ascertain things with clarity before going to the press to make statements.


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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.


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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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