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ZANNAN BUNGUDU HAILS SEN. MARAFA FOR DRAGGING MATAWALLE FACTION OF THE APC TO COURT, HOPE FOR VICTORY IN THE AWAITED FHC RULING

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A former federal lawmaker from Zamfara and Chieftain of All Progressive Congress Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has commended the courage of Sen. Kabiru Garba Marafa for dragging the Matawalle faction of the APC to court over the conduct of the APC congress in Zamfara

Zannan Bungudu who spoke to the Managing Editor of this medium on Sunday said, with the recent victory of Shekaru led faction of the APC in Kano and with the development in APC Bauchi the suit filed by Sen Marafa would surely lead to the nullification of all the Congresses conducted by the Matawalle faction of the APC.

He said he has confidence in the Nigerian judicial system and with the prayers by thousands of Yari and Marafa supporters and well-wishers, the suit filed by Lawal M. liman at the first instance and the recent one filed by Marafa against Matawalle and his faction of the APC, supporters of Zamfara APC under Matawalle would be thought the appropriate lesson by getting their congress nullified.

“Though the Governor promised to issue car loan to judiciary staff and for long he has failed to fulfilled that pledge but with the recent filing of the suite by Sen. Marafa, it would be an opportunity for them to get the Governor fulfilled the promises because his attention would be back to them 100%” Zanna added.

He called on the supporters of Yari and Marafa to remain prayerful and continue to support the good political ideologies of Yari as the leaders of the party with a view to getting Matawalle government out of the political mainstream in the 2023 election.

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GUNMEN BLOCKED HIGHWAY IN ZAMFARA, KILL TWO AND INJURED FOUR OTHERS

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Some suspected gunmen blocked the Kaura Namoda-Shinkafi Highway on Wednesday at around 12:00pm and opened fire on a Golf car which was driving toward Shinkafi from Kaura Namoda.

According to a source, the bandits laid ambush on the incoming car and opened fire on the passengers conveyed inside the car.

Two persons were killed instantly while four others were wounded and rushed to the General Hospital, Kaura Namoda.

According to the source, the injured after receiving first aid treatment were later moved to an advance health facility in Gusau for advance medical attention.

Effort to speak to the Police Spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad has failed as at the time of filing this report

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KUJE ATTACK: 600 INMATES MISSING

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The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Magashi, has confirmed the missing of about 600 inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, as 300 inmates were retrieved from bushes.

Speaking with newsmen, in Abuja, Magashi said they suspect the attack was carried out by the Boko-Haram terrorist sect.

He said, “They attempted the initial entry with a very high explosive, but they were unsuccessful”.

According to him, after the unsuccessful first attempt, then they attacked another section of the wall with even higher grade explosive which brought the wall down.

He explained that the forces on the ground did everything they could to repel them but the number of the terrorists they came with was overwhelming which they were not able to fight against.

“The incident took about 30 minutes, before the reinforcements arrived”.
The Minister gave the figure of the inmates at about 994 inmates in the prison.

“We understand, the attackers were Boko Haram, and they came specifically to get their co-conspirators freed”, he added.
He lamented that majority of the terrorists freed from the prison are now in the general population.

“But many of them have returned, they have reported themselves to the police, some we have successfully retrieved from the bushes where they were hiding”, The Minister added.

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POLICE ACP KILLS BY GUNMEN IN KATSINA

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Katsina state police command has announced the murder of ACP Aminu Umar during a special operation along at Zakka village in Safana local government area of the state.

The Spokesperson of the police in Katsina SP Gambo Isah said in a statement that, one other police operative also lost his life during the operation.

“ A distress call was received that terrorists numbering over three hundred (300), on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), ambushed ACP Aminu Umar, Area Commander, Dutsinma and team, while on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state”.

“Consequently, the Area Commander and one other gallantly lost their lives during a cross exchange of gun fire”.

According to Gambo Isah the Police Commissioner condoles the families of the deceased and prayed for God almighty to grant the deceased eternal rest.

He re-affirms the commitment of the police in fighting insecurity and insurgency and ensure that peace has returned to the state.

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