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ZAMFARA POLICE ARRESTS NOTORIOUS KIDNAPPER

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Zamfara State Police Command has announced the arrest of a notorious kidnapper Ex. Cpl Saidu Lawal. who specializes in armed robbery, kidnapping, gun running and other heinous crimes in Zamfara state.

The activities of the arrested notorious kidnapper had for long been disturbing the peace and security of Zamfara state and neighbouring Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, Kebbi and Sokoto state.

Addressing a press conference Zamfara police Spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad said, police tactical/escort team attached to the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State, CP Kolo Yusuf acted on actionable intelligence that led to the arrest of the above named suspect who was an ex-service personnel of the Nigerian army attached to 73 Battalion Janguza Army Barracks Kano.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspect included Ak 47 rifles with breech No: Q971987, AK-49 rifle with breech No. 34-7094, 2007.6mm Rounds of live ammunition as well as 8 empty magazines”.

“The suspect according to SP Shehu was intercepted with a Pontiac Vibe vehicle with registration number KRD 686 CY Lagos, along Abuja – Kaduna enroute Zamfara State.

SP Shehu further said, thorough search was conducted on the spot and the above mentioned exhibits were recovered in his possession”.

In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was to convey the said exhibits from Loko local government of Nasarawa State to his customer one Dogo Hamza of Bacha village in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State.

According to the police spokesperson, the suspect further confessed that he had previously supplied same consignment to his other customers in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Kebbi States respectively.

SP Shehu Muhammad said, investigation is in progress with a view to arresting his partners in the dastardly crime.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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