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A journalist working with the leadership News paper in Zamfara state has admitted writing a malicious story against Zamfara state Permanent Secretary Abubakar Jafar Maradun.

He admitted that the two publications he personally authored with titles as “2023: Hurdles before Zamfara APC” and the other one titled “Zamfara politics of deceit and sycophancy” published in analyzer online news were malicious allegations geared toward smearing the hard earned reputation of the Permanent Secretary.

He was arrested on Saturday by the Divisional Police Officer Maradun and brought to the State CID, Gusau often submission of formal petition by the Permanent Secretary to the office of the police commissioner on Friday.

Police in Zamfars released him to the leadership of the NUJ on Saturday on administrative bail and was returned today (Monday).

The leadership of the Union together with the complainant met with the Police Commissioner of Police, where the CP assured that the command will conduct a fair investigation and take appropriate decision.

At the state CID, after extensive review of the grounds raised by the complainant which borders around defamation of character and insubordination, the journalist admitted that the two publications were maliciously written.

He apologized to the permanent Secretary and further wrote a retraction at the CID which will be published in same news outlet.

He also promised that whatever happened regarding maliciuos publication against the permanent secretary he shall be held liable.

Parties in attendance including the executives of the NUJ pleaded with the permanent secretary to accept his apology and allow the story on retraction to be published in the interest of clearing his name.

After passionate appeals, the permanent secretary accepted the apology and urged that the retraction should be made viral for people to understand that the two publications were false.

The Deputy Commissioner in charge of Criminal Investigation in Zamfara urged members of the media to be wary of their professional ethics and be conscious of the right of others.

He thanked the Permanent Secretary for his humility and prayed for God almighty to help sustain peace in the state.

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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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