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ZMSG ANNOUNCES THE ARREST OF SUSPECT WHO SUPPLIES MILITARY UNIFORMS AND KITS TO BANDITS

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Zamfara State government has declared that, a suspect was arrested in connection with supply of amunitions to bandits.

In a joint press conference between the state ministry of information and that of Security and Home Affairs, the government said, the suspect was caught in possession of 20 rounds of 62mm of live amunitions at the point of handing over to the buyer one Kabiru Bashir of Maniya village after payment of N100,000.00 advance payment.

The Government further said, another suspect from Sokoto was caught by detectives supplying military uniforms and kits to suspected bandits.

It also said, nine military bulletproof, four sets of military camouflage uniforms, five pairs of military hand globes, two first bank ATM cards, 1 Nigerian Army ID card and one Samsung android handset were recovered in his possession.

In a similar effort the statement said, on the 1st of April 2021 a team of policemen attached to Serious Crime Unit while acting on intelligence information intercepted two suspects from Zurmi and Shinkafi local government allegedly supplying bandits with amunition and military camouflage from Lagos.

Zamfara State government also said, on 31st March 2021, a team of the policemen, on patrol along Wanke-Dansadau road arrested another suspect from Rukuja Area of Musawa LGA of Katsina State.

In the course of interrogation, the suspect was discovered to be from one of the hideouts in the forest of Dansadau and while searching through his handset the suspect’s picture was discovered holding Ak—47 rifle and other sophisticated weapons belonging to him.

It added that, the fifth suspect from Kamarawa village via Isa Local Government area of Sokoto State who is a medical doctor was arrested by the operation Puff Adder policemen allegedly supplying military kits to suspected armed bandits within Shinkafi axis on the 4th April, 2021.

The state government said, Ten pairs of military jingle boots, five sets of shingers and military hand globes were recovered from the suspect.

Another suspect was arrested on the 4th of April, 2021 by a team of policemen attached to Counterterrorism Unit (CTU Base 18 Gusau) in possession of 2 locally made guns, 12 live cartridges, a bunch of charms and cash amounting to N523,000.00.

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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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