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ZAMFARA DEP. GOV LED STATE GOVT DELEGATION TO CONDOLES PEOPLE OF TSAFE OVER ARMED BANDITS ATTACK

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Zamfara state Deputy Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has led a powerful state government delegation to a condolence visit to the state government officials whose family members were involved in the Tsafe Sunday night attack.

Speaking during the condolence visit, the state Deputy Governor on behalf of his principal said the government was shocked after hearing the unfortunate incident which resulted to killing of the biological son of the Commissioner and others from the family members of the Chairman Zamfara state local government service commission Alh. Haruna Sallau Wazirin Tsafe.

Sen. Nasiha said, the state government has condemned the attack in its entirety and assured that the government will take appropriate steps of ensuring that such urgly incident did not occur again.

He said the incident shows clearly that the bandits whom he tagged as criminal elements have no respect for human lives.

He prayed for God almighty to grant those who died in the attack eternal rest and give the family members the fortitude to bear the loss.

In their separate responses, the two state government officials whose family members were involved in the incident Rtd DIG Mamman Tsafe and Haruna Sallau thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and prayed for God almighty to grant the state sustainable peace.

It could be recalled that some suspected armed bandits invaded Tsafe town on Sunday night, killed the son of the state Commissioner for Security Rtd. DIG Mamman Tsafe and two others from the families of the state Chairman local government service Commission Haruna Sallau who doubled as the Wazirin Tsafe

 

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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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