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ZAMFARA COMMISSIONER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN AFFAIRS ASSUMES DUTY

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The redeployed Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi has assumed office on Monday.

She was warmly received by the staff of the Ministry led by the Permanent Secretary Mrs Barira Ibrahim Bagobiri.

The commissioner was equally in company of hundreds of friends relations, and we’ll wishers.

The Commissioner expressed happiness with the overwhelming reception accorded her in the Ministry and promised to work harder improving the standard of the operation of her ministry.

Mrs Zainab Gummi promised to work hand in hand with the office of the First Lady Hajiya Aisha Bello Matawalle with a view to getting the desired change of the administration in the area of women and children fulfilled.

According to the Spokesperson of the Ministry Mr. Sulaiman Isah the Commissioner” assured that, she would work harder to make sure that she uplift the life of women and children in the state”.

She also commended the Governor for according to her the opportunity to serve the ministry again in her capacity as the Commissioner.

In her remarks on behalf of the officials of the Ministry, the Permanent Secretary Hajiya Barira Bagobiri thanked the Commissioner for her continued support to the administration of Bello Matawalle and promised to accord her all the needed cooperation for her to succeed.

She also lauded the contribution of the First Lady, especially around Skills Acquisition and urged her to sustained the tempo.

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ZAMFARA GOVERNORSHIP TRIBUNAL TO HOLD INAUGURAL SITTING IN SOKOTO FRIDAY.

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The Zamfara state Governorship election petition tribunal is to hold its inaugural sitting in Sokoto on Friday the 29th of June 2023.

This is contained in a letter of invitation signed by the Secretary to the tribunal Salihu Umar Esq.

Former Governor of Zamfara Bello Matawalle had through his counsel Usman O. Sule dragged Dauda Lawal, INEC and PDP to the tribunal challenging the declaration of Dauda Lawal as the elected Governor of Zamfara State.

Matawalle us challenging the non admissibility of the election result collated from Maradun by the state returning officer, non conduct of election in the four remaining Registration Areas of Birnin Magaji LG. as well as over voting in several poling units across the state.

He is praying for the tribunal to declare him winner of the 2023 gubernatorial poll having scoring over (98,000) votes in Maradun as against over (20,000) recorded as the score for his party.

Mr. Usman Sule (SAN) is to lead six other Senior Advocates of Nigeria, inclusive of Prof. Maiyaki in defending the petition filed by Governor Bello Matawalle.

 

 

 

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NO ROOM FOR RECONCILIATION: ZMSG TELL BANDITS

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Zamfara state government, through one of its spokesmans Mustapha Jafar Kaura has declared that the administration of Dauda Lawal will not enter into reconciliation with the armed bandits

Jafar who stated this via interview with the BBC Hausa insisted that Governor Dauda Lawal is saddened by the recent armed bandit tragedy that befallen the people of Janbako and Gora Namaye in Maradun local government area of the state.

He said apart from a message of condolences, the Governor had asked the security agencies to take the most decisive measures of address the deadly situation.

It could be recalled that on Saturday morning some armed bandits laid ambush on some members of a vigilante group and killed over twenty of them while they were on their way to offer reinforcement to the people of Sikkida community who were under attack by the bandits.

They also abducted over (30) women from Janbako community in the same Maradun local government council area.

Ten of the women escaped from captivity and while the police are insisting that they championed their rescue the locals said, the abductees freed themselves without the help of police or any security outfits.

 

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BANDITS KILL OVER (30) PERSONS IN SOKOTO

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Suspected bandits in their large number had launched deadly attacks on the people of Raka and Filin Gawa community of Tangaza local government area of Sokoto State.

The attack which resulted in the killing of over thirty persons left scores of others with critical injuries.

Apart from the number of those killed, four houses and some vehicles were also set ablaze by the bandits.

A source said, the bandits had been putting pressure on the locals to pay money in terms of fine before they were allowed to go to their farms.

“People of Tangaza and neighboring villages had been paying money to these bandits and to an extent that some communities such as Azam had to fled their homes because they had no money to pay to these bandits, and they had been putting pressure on them through constant threat of attacks and invasions.

Three months back they had invaded a village under Gwadabawa and rustled over (1,000) assorted livestock.

The source added that many communities had been under the rule of the armed bandits for sometimes now because the government could not do anything to save the people in the hand of these bandits.

The Sokoto State police Spokesperson ASP Ahmad Rufai has confirmed the incident via an interview with the BBC Hausa service on Monday morning.

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