Shock as Zamfara Emir honours repentant bandit with chieftaincy title

The Emir of Sabon Birnin Yandoto in Zamfara State, Alhaji Aliyu Marafa, has conferred the traditional title of Sarkin Fulani on a repentant bandits’ kingpin, Adamu Aliero. The ceremony was performed in Yandoto town, the headquarters of the emirate. With his new title, Aliero is now the leader of the Fulani clan in the emirate. Speaking, the spokesperson of the emirate, Lawali Magaji, said, the title …

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Zamfara Assembly Moves To Impach Deputy Governor

Gusau – The Zamfara House of Assembly has commenced impeachment process against the Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Mahadi Aliyu. This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Friday by the Director General, Press Affairs and Public Relations to the legislature, Malam Mustafa Jafaru-Kaura. According to the statement, the move followed a presentation of impeachment notice by the Deputy Speaker of the …

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Former Zamfara NLC Chairman, Aliyu Zannah Is Dead

Comrade Jamilu Aliyu Zannah, a former chairman of Zamfara State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has passed on after a protracted illness. DAILY POST reports that the sickness took the former State NLC boss to India in 2019 where he underwent medical treatment and returned to the country. He was also appointed the state commissioner for Social Welfare Development by former Governor Abdul …

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Bandits kill 10 in fresh Plateau attack

No fewer than 10 people have been reportedly killed while scores of others sustained various degrees of injuries on Sunday evening when suspected bandits attacked Pinau town in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State. The incident happened after the villagers had finished from their weekly community market. No fewer than 10 people have been reportedly killed while scores of others sustained various degrees of …

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How Gunmen Killed Sagir Hamidu – Slain Zamfara Politician’s Brother

The brother of Sagir Hamidu, an ex-governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State who was killed by bandits has opened up on how the unfortunate incident happened. Bandits had on Sunday, around 3.30pm in Rijana, Kaduna-Abuja expressway, killed Hamidu and kidnapped scores of travellers. Muhammad Sirajo Hamidu, brother of the slain politician, in an interview with journalists on Monday, narrated how …

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Fuel Scarcity Worsens In Zamfara

The worsening fuel scarcity in Zamfara state has taken a drastic turn as motorists and commercial motorcycle riders have resorted to parking over the non-availability of the commodity. Dailypost reports that the worsening fuel scarcity has caused an increase in transport fares of both vehicles and commercial motorcycles across the state. According to reports, a trip from Gusau, the state capital, to Mafara, which used …

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Businessman Re-abducted In Zamfara One-year After Escape

A Zamfara state businessman, Alhaji Aminu Jangeme, who fled after he was kidnapped by bandits last year has been re-abducted. The businessman, popularly known as Sarki, was last year abducted with six others in his village. While negotiation on the payment of ransom for release was ongoing, he escaped and fled to Gusau, the state capital with members of his family. The businessman, who did …

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We trekked for hours, ate like slaves – UNIABUJA kidnap victims

Some of the people abducted at the University of Abuja Senior Staff Quarters and rescued by the police have recounted their ordeals in the kidnappers’ den. According to them, on the first day, they drank garri with dirty water, while on the second day they were given leftover food. They said they trekked for hours and were moved around different areas. Gunmen had abducted six …

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Zamfara APC Crisis: No End In Sight As Buni Suspends Ward Congress Committee

Abuja – Report available to Precise Post suggests that there is no end in sight over the leadership tussle for the control of the structures of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State. This is as the national secretariat of the party has again suspended the conduct of ward congress in the North-West state. In a memo dated November 5, 2021 signed by the …

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Bartholomew Onyeka Appointed As Plateau Commissioner Of Police

CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka has been appointed as the new Plateau State commissioner of police by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba. The appointment follows the redeployment of CP Edward Egbuka to the Force Headquarters for other national engagements. Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday. Onyeka, who hails from Nkume, in Njaba Local Government Area of …

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Gov Matawalle Appoints 14 Special Advisers

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state has appointed fourteen other Special Advisers to serve in his cabinet. According to a press statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, the appointees are Dr. Bashir Maru, Alhaji Suleiman Ahmed Zumunci, Hon. Tukur Magami, Dr. Atiku Balarabe Zawiyya. Other appointees include Alhaji Jamilu Ahmed Gusau, Alhaji Aliyu Suleiman Dan Sadau, Hon. Nura …

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Emir Of Bungudu Looks A Shadow Of His Former Self In New Photo After 32 Days In Bandits Den

A photo of the Emir of Bungudu, Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, has surfaced online as he regained freedom from the bandit’s den after 32 days of captivity. The Sarkin Fulanin Bungudu, who regained freedom on Saturday evening, October 16, was kidnapped by bandits alongside his police orderly along the Kaduna-Abuja highway while they were travelling to Abuja on September 14. A photo making the …

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Insecurity: MSF Staff Nurse, Two Others Killed As Bandits Open Fire On Commercial Vehicle In Zamfara

staff nurse of a medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), identified as Hassan Mohammad has been killed by bandits in Zamfara State. It was gathered that Hassan, 37, and two other passengers were killed when bandits opened fire on a commercial bus along Shinkafi-Kaura Namoda road on Saturday evening, October 2. The MSF nurse was said to be returning to his work station in Shinkafi …

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APC timetable for state congresses out

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released its revised timetable/schedule of activities for the October 16 nationwide state congresses to elect State Executive Committee (SEC). Secretary to the party’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, announced this in a notice yesterday in Abuja. The notice reads: “Under the provisions of Article 11:A sub-section (i-xiii), and Article 17(i) of our party’s constitution, …

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Over 2,000 bandits’ informants, others arrested in Zamfara -Commissioner

Following the military onslaught on bandits in Zamfara State, no fewer than 2000 of bandits’ informants as well as their food suppliers have been arrested in the state. Among the informants currently giving out vital information on bandits’ mode of operation were some highly-placed people in the society, the Zamfara State Commissioner of Information, Mr. Ibrahim Dosara, has said. Dosara also disclosed that no fewer …

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Bandits From North-West Region Flee To Southern States Due To Military Action

Bandits chased away by military and security operatives in Zamfara and other northern states are fleeing to the south. This is according to top security sources, who spoke to Punch. The experts said security agents in other states had been alerted to be on the lookout for the fleeing bandits. It was also gathered that the South-West states had put the regional security outfit, Amotekun, …

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