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ZAMFARA GOVERNOR TO UNVEILS NEW ROADMAP TO ARMED BANDIT ACTIVITIES, PROMISES CHANGE OF SECURITY TACTICS

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Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has warned armed bandits operating in the state to either repent or leaves the show of Zamfara as he draws a new roadmap which is aimed at tackling security challenges facing the state.

The Governor handed down the warning on Saturday when he received the delegation of the APC Governors’ Forum who paid him a sympathy visit at the state government house Gusau.

In a statement by the Director General Press Affairs to Governor of Zamfara Malam Yusuf Idris said, Matawalle declared that, his recent decision to suspend one of his district head in Shinkafi emirate for allegation of having a deal with some suspected bandits was just a tip of the iceberg noting that, in the next four days, he will come up with some decisive measures aimed at dealing with those making life unbearable for the innocent citizens in the state.

Matawalle further said his recent visit to Abuja has accorded him the opportunity to discuss extensively with President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s service chiefs on the new security approach which is going to deal seriously with deceptive and unrepentant bandits.

He thanked security agencies for their support and cooperation in the fight against armed banditry and also thanked members of the public for sharing vital information to security agencies for prompt action.

He also thanked the two visiting governors, Atiku Bagudo of Kebbi who is the Chairman APC Governors’Forum and governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa for the visit and their show of concern.

Earlier while delivering his condolence message, the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said they were in the state to extend their heartfelt condolences to the government and good people of Zamfara State over the recent bandits attacks that resulted in the lost of innocent souls.

Senator Bagudu said they were together with governor Matawalle in Abuja holding a security meeting when the sad incident happened which forced the governor to leave for Zamfara to ensure total control of the situation.

He said the action of the Governor influences them to follow him to Gusau and consoled with him over the tragedy.

He prayed that the attack will be the last in the state and prayed for the souls of the departed ones.

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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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