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ZAMFARA SCHOOL ABDUCTION: PRIVATE SCHOOL OPERATORS SENTS MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY TO ZMSG, CALLS FOR INTENSE PRAYERS

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Members of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Zamfara State, Chapter have joined millions of Nigerians to share their sympathy with zamfara state government, the Governor and good people of the state over the unfortunate incident of the abduction of 317 female students of Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe on Friday.


In a statement by the Chairman of the Association Alh Samaila Hussaini Garkuwan Moriki Sardaunan Kwangwami said, the association has condemned the incident in its entirety  and described the action of the abductors as “inhuman and barbaric”.


While sympathizing with the parents and relations of the abductees especially during this trying moment, they urged them to commit the whole scenario to God as millions of people are with them in the spirit and at heart praying to God for the safe return of their children.


They also commended the effort of the state government led by Governor Bello Matawalle in making sure that appropriate measures are put in place to secure the state from armed bandit activities.


The association also called on the Governor and all his aides not to be discouraged by the action of those unrepentant bandits who are still making things harder for the people of the state and urged them to continue to take appropriate steps and explore alternative options that would help in ending the crises. 


As for the closure of the boarding schools by the state governor the association said, the decision is apt especially with the recent presidential order by Muhammadu Buhari that Governors should enhance vigilant security around schools in order to secure students from the harassment of the armed bandits and kidnappers .


The members of the association also assured the state government that as operators of private schools they will do everything possible to compliment the effort of the government by improving visible security around premises of private schools in the state and pleaded with the parents and guardians to also support their effort with intense prayers


The association prayed for God divines intervention in this trying moment by ending the traumatic incident that befalls Zamfara State. 

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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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