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ZAMFARA FIRST LADY HONORED FOR REDUCING BEGGERS ON THE STREET

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The First Lady of Zamfara State, Hajiya Aisha Bello Muhammad has been nominated as a recipient of  the Most Valuable Governor’s Wives Award  (MVGWA) 2021 for her commitment towards promoting Girl Child Education in zamfara state.

According to the statement by the Press Secretary to the Zamfara First Lady Zainab Shuaibu Abdullahi, the nomination letter and award which was presented to the First Lady on  the 23rd of March 23rd, 2021 at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, described her as a “distinguished personality who have made her mark in  reducing beggars on the streets”.

The MVGWA is designed to lead a new phenomenon in the assessment and recognition of the governors wives  who are providing complementary  achievements to the governors successes.

The MVGWA selected the first lady of Zamfara State from the North West geo political  zone of Nigeria using Girl Child Education as its unique selling point.

 The Governors wives are part of the democratic team that have been providing  grassroots development hence the institute of this award.

The themes of the 2021 edition of this award are specifically targeted at working toward ending  rape in Nigeria., activating entrepreneurship through  tourism.

The 36 governors wives and the wife of Fct Minister were assessed based on their project’s availability in the public domain and their impact on  beneficiaries in their various locations.

Furthermore,the  MVGWA assessment team used the criteria Sustainability, Empowerment, Impact, Change Agent and Cooperate Branding (SEICC) according to global best practicing to shortlist the recipients.

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GUNMEN BLOCKED HIGHWAY IN ZAMFARA, KILL TWO AND INJURED FOUR OTHERS

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Some suspected gunmen blocked the Kaura Namoda-Shinkafi Highway on Wednesday at around 12:00pm and opened fire on a Golf car which was driving toward Shinkafi from Kaura Namoda.

According to a source, the bandits laid ambush on the incoming car and opened fire on the passengers conveyed inside the car.

Two persons were killed instantly while four others were wounded and rushed to the General Hospital, Kaura Namoda.

According to the source, the injured after receiving first aid treatment were later moved to an advance health facility in Gusau for advance medical attention.

Effort to speak to the Police Spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad has failed as at the time of filing this report

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KUJE ATTACK: 600 INMATES MISSING

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The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Magashi, has confirmed the missing of about 600 inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, as 300 inmates were retrieved from bushes.

Speaking with newsmen, in Abuja, Magashi said they suspect the attack was carried out by the Boko-Haram terrorist sect.

He said, “They attempted the initial entry with a very high explosive, but they were unsuccessful”.

According to him, after the unsuccessful first attempt, then they attacked another section of the wall with even higher grade explosive which brought the wall down.

He explained that the forces on the ground did everything they could to repel them but the number of the terrorists they came with was overwhelming which they were not able to fight against.

“The incident took about 30 minutes, before the reinforcements arrived”.
The Minister gave the figure of the inmates at about 994 inmates in the prison.

“We understand, the attackers were Boko Haram, and they came specifically to get their co-conspirators freed”, he added.
He lamented that majority of the terrorists freed from the prison are now in the general population.

“But many of them have returned, they have reported themselves to the police, some we have successfully retrieved from the bushes where they were hiding”, The Minister added.

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POLICE ACP KILLS BY GUNMEN IN KATSINA

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Katsina state police command has announced the murder of ACP Aminu Umar during a special operation along at Zakka village in Safana local government area of the state.

The Spokesperson of the police in Katsina SP Gambo Isah said in a statement that, one other police operative also lost his life during the operation.

“ A distress call was received that terrorists numbering over three hundred (300), on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), ambushed ACP Aminu Umar, Area Commander, Dutsinma and team, while on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state”.

“Consequently, the Area Commander and one other gallantly lost their lives during a cross exchange of gun fire”.

According to Gambo Isah the Police Commissioner condoles the families of the deceased and prayed for God almighty to grant the deceased eternal rest.

He re-affirms the commitment of the police in fighting insecurity and insurgency and ensure that peace has returned to the state.

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