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200 brand new Hilux vehicles have been presented to the joint security operatives by Zamfara State Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle as part of his continued effort to support their fight against banditry.
In his speech during the ceremony Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle said, with the provision of the vehicles his administration the problems of logistics faced by the state security agencies operating at the various locations of the state would addressed.

“The combat readiness in fighting banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling, as well as efficiency for real-time monitoring of security situations in our dear State, would be considerably enhanced,” Matawalle added.

He noted that despite his tireless effort in supporting the security agencies aimee at restoring peace in the state, the battle with the bandits is yet to be won as there have been reported cases of criminal activities here and there especially by those unrepentant bandits.
The Governor announced his administration intention to be paying monthly imprest to the security agencies, provision of office and housing accommodation to military personnel, provision of Silent Falcon Aircraft Drones, supply of surveillance and security gadgets, repairs of vehicles and fighting equipment of security agencies in the state and organizing joint security collaboration with neighbouring states.

The states according to the Governor include Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto, Niger, and Katsina in order to block porous borders so as to impede infiltration of miscreants or armed bandits into the State; 

Receiving the donations on behalf of all the security agencies, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai represented by Gen. Nuhu Angbazo described the donation as strategic thanked the state governor for the intervention and vows to work harder in the fight against banditry in the state.

Earlier in a welcome address, the state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran said the vehicles were meant to enhance the performance and professional efficiency of the security agencies especially in decimating bandits in the state.

Delivering vote of thanks, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usman Nagogo urged the benefiting security outfits to make judicious use of the vehicles for the purpose they were meant for and avoid any act capable of mismanaging the facilities.

The 200 vehicles are to be shared for the Nigeria Police, Army, Air Force, Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Correctional Service, Federal Road Safety Corps, the Joint Task Force of Operation Hadarin Daji, Hisbah Commission, Zamfara Road Traffic Agency, (ZAROTA) and EFCC Sokoto Zonal Office.

The ceremony which took place at the Trade Fair Complex, Gusau was attended by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai who was represented by Maj. Gen. Nuhu Angbazo,, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos and representatives of all the security agencies.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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