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ZAMFARA POLICE PARADE KIDNAPPERS OF YUSUF LAWAL DARE BEFORE THE PRESS

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Zamfara police spokesperson S.P Shehu Muhammad

Zamfara state police command has announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with kidnapping of the younger brother of a popular politician and ex-banker, Yusuf Lawal Dare.

Police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad who announced this during a press briefing on Monday said, the suspects were handed over to the police by the Department of State Security Services for further interrogation.

The suspects arrested according to SP Shehu are, Saminu Abubakar of Sabon Hanya Tudun Wada Gusau aged (30) years and Alh Yusuf of Gada Biyu Gusau.

He further said, exhibit recovered from the suspects include four hundred and seventy-nine thousand, four hundred naira (N479,400) only, Samsung tablet, voters card and four different vehicle plate numbers.

Other exhibit recovered according to SP Shehu included Tecno Spark mobile phone and Tecno mobile phone keypad.

“In a sustained working synergy among the security agencies in Zamfara State. On 21st January, 2022 at about 1230hrs, the Department of Security Service, Zamfara State transferred a suspect and exhibits for alleged Conspiracy in the kidnapping of one Alhaji Yusuf Lawan Dare, at his residence in Gada Biyu area, Gusau LGA”.

“The suspect while undergoing interrogation confessed that, sometime in 2019, himself and his other gang members now at large conspired and masterminded the kidnapping of the victim at his house located at Gada biyu area, Gusau in which the sum of Seven Million Naira (N7,000,000) was paid as ransom before he regained freedom”.

He further confessed that, out of the ransom paid, he was given the sum of Five hundred and thirty thousand naira (N530,000) as his share.

The cash sum of four hundred and seventy-nine thousand, four hundred naira (N479,400) was recovered from him, with other exhibits as mentioned above.

SP Shehu Muhammad further said, discreet investigation is in progress aimed at arresting other fleeing suspects before being charged to Court for prosecution.

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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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