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ZAMFARA ATTORNEY GENERAL CHALLENGES COMMENTATORS TO MAKE LAWS ON POLITICAL THUGGERY PUBLIC

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Zamfara State Commissioner for Justice Barr. Nura Ibrahim Zarumi has challenged anyone who has law or any state enactment which provided punishment for political thuggery to make it public hence to the best of his knowledge there is no single one in the country.


The Commissioner who spoke exclusively to Thunder Blowers Online News Medium in reaction to comments by some people that there are many laws that can be used to punish political thuggery, and its sponsors said that the law if it existed should be made public.


It could be recalled that during an end of the year town hall meeting organized by NYAN Zamfara branch held at the auditorium of Karma Hotel in Gusau on Saturday said “there is need for the Federal Government in collaboration with states to enact some laws that would prohibit political thuggery and provide punishment for the actors, and it’s sponsors”


The Comment generated reactions from amongst stakeholders who believed that, the problem with banning political Thuggery in Nigeria is not about absence of law but political will to enforce it.


One Ahmed Ibrahim took to his personal Facebook page to inform the Zamfara Justice Commissioner that “The present Sharia penal code and even the federal laws listed use of drugs, movement with weapons, disturbance of public peace etc as crimes. I am not sure if there is any decree suspending those provisions of law during political rallies because we are all witnesses to how repeatedly these acts occurred during campaigns and no one ever went to court to file any complain about prosecution of the culprits and their sponsors”. 


Ahmed further said, “For a state like Zamfara, with Sharia penal codes operated by our political Sharia courts, a law banning mingling of men with women who are not their muharrams, is banned under indecent act, punishable under that provision of the Sharia Penal Code. If the attorney General is a resident in Zamfara from 1999 to date, He must be a witness of how crowds of ladies with less virtue are hired for campaign trips, anytime elections round are due, mingling with men in crowded rallies and no one dare ever file a suit challenging these acts. I think new law is not what we need”.


But Zarumi insisted that, what matters is providing a clear law that speaks about thuggery hence to the best of his knowledge such law should be provided instead of making near statements that cannot bring clarity to the issue at stake.

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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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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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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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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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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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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