Zamfara

Insecurity: FG urged to declare State of Emergency in Zamfara

Insecurity: FG urged to declare State of Emergency in Zamfara

The federal government has been urged to declare a state of emergency on Zamfara considering the uncontrollable insecurity situation bedevilling the state for over a decade. The call was made by a businessman, Sani Abubakar in an interview in Gusau, the State capital, Abubakar claimed the insecurity situation has collapsed all the systems including the legitimate endeavours of people. He pointed out the security challenges, warning that the nonchalant attitude of the government towards alleviating the sufferings of the masse was worsening the situation. “Government cares less about the constant killings of innocent citizens and loss of their properties” he…
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Matawalle signs bill backing death penalty for bandits

Matawalle signs bill backing death penalty for bandits

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has thrown his weight behind the death penalty on those convicted for banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and cultism in the State. The Governor announced this after signing into law, a bill passed by the Zamfara State House of Assembly prohibiting and punishing terrorists, cattle rustling, cultism, kidnapping and other incidental offences. Matawalle noted that under the law, anyone found guilty of aiding or abetting the crimes mentioned was liable to life imprisonment, twenty years imprisonment or ten years imprisonment without the option of fine He insisted that his administration was much more ready…
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Banditry: Gov. Matawalle directs Zamfara residents to obtain guns for self-defence

Banditry: Gov. Matawalle directs Zamfara residents to obtain guns for self-defence

Zamfara State government has directed the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ayuba Elkanah to issue licenses to residents of the State who are qualified to use guns for self-defense. This came in reaction to the rising rate of insecurity in the State. The State government also directed individuals to prepare and obtain guns to defend themselves against the bandits that have occupied almost all parts of the State. This was contained in a press statement signed and issued to newsmen in Gusau, the State capital by the commissioner for information, Hon. Ibrahim Magaji Dosara. The statement noted that the government was…
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Bandits’ leader in Zamfara threatens to kill 300 people, demands N30 million

Bandits’ leader in Zamfara threatens to kill 300 people, demands N30 million

A notorious bandits’ leader, known as Nasanda, has demanded the sum of N30 million from Zamfara State government for neutralizing his wife, her uncle, and her aunt or he would kill 300 persons to revenge for the killings. According to reports, the bandits’ leader had already given a 14-day ultimatum to the State government to pay the 30 million naira as compensation for the three deceased persons or face massive killings in the State. “If the State government fails to pay the compensation, I vow that I would lead to the killing of 300 community people,” he said. In a recorded audio message trending…
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Zamfara PDP gets boost as Yari, Mafara defect from APC

Zamfara PDP gets boost as Yari, Mafara defect from APC

The struggle for the control of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Zamfara State may have reached its climax, as two stalwarts of the party, former governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, and Senator Kabiru Marafa, yesterday, defected to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Speaking after a PDP stakeholders’ meeting in Gusau, the state capital, the chairman of PDP in the state, Col. Bala Mande (retd), said they had sat down and finalized the issue of the defection of Yari and Marafa to the PDP. He said: “We have reached an agreement to work for the development of the party. We have all…
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