ZAMFARA VILLAGERS STORM GOVT HOUSE WITH CORPSE OF FARMER KILLED BY BANDITS

Over 100 villagers from Jirrawa community in Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Saturday besieged Government House, Gusau with a body alleged to have been killed by bandits earlier in the day in the village. Spokespersons for the community,  Muntari Abdullahi and Muhammadu Sani told the News Agency of Nigeria that the bandits invaded the village around 10:00 a.m. and shot indiscriminately in the air. “We later realised that they have already killed Shafiu Inusa on his farm while he was trying to apply fertilizer on his plants after the…

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BANDITS’ COMMANDERS AGREE TO SUSPEND ATTACKS IN ZAMFARA

Bandits commanders in Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara, on Friday agreed to suspend attacks on the people at a dialogue meeting with the state government and security officials. The bandits also said that the coast is now clear for all those displaced by the attacks to return home. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the agreement was reached at the palace of the Emir of Birnin-Magaji. Present at the meeting were the state Commissioner of Police, bandits commanders, leaders of Fulani, Civilian Joint Task Force and local vigilantes…

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HOUSE SUMMONS POLICE, DSS BOSSES OVER ZAMFARA INSECURITY

The House of Representatives has summoned the Inspector General of Police, the Director General of Department of State Security Services and all service chiefs to provide a concrete solution to the issue of insecurity in Zamfara State. The House reached the decision following a motion raised by Rep. Bello Shinkafi as a matter of urgent public importance, over the incessant killings, kidnappings and high number of deaths in the state. The House also urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide more camps for internally displaced persons as well as…

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BANDITS STRIKE AGAIN IN ZAMFARA, KILL 18

Suspected gunmen have killed 18 persons in some communities in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara, the Emir of Tsafe, Alhaji Muhammad Bawa has disclosed. The Emir made the disclosure on Friday while receiving a House of Representatives member representing Gusau/Tsafe Federal Constituency, Alhaji Kabir Mai-Palace in Gusau. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mai-Palace was at the Emir’s palace to condole with him and the entire people of the area over the attacks. The emir said that the attackers invaded Bamamu, Danmale and Sako communities, Thursday evening and killed 18…

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BANDITS ATTACKS: ZAMFARA GOVERNOR SEEKS HELP FROM SECURITY EXPERTS IN DUBAI

As more rural communities in Zamfara come under heavy attacks by bandits, Governor Bello Matawalle is to meet with security experts in Dubai, UAE, to discuss ways of tackling the menace. A statement by Yusuf Idris, Director-General, Press Affairs, in the Zamfara Government House, said that the governor, who travelled on Sunday to perform the lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia, would stop over in Dubai to meet with security experts to seek experts’ advice. “The governor will meet with security experts in Dubai and share ideas on the best way…

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ZAMFARA GOVERNOR MEETS MIYETTI ALLAH OVER BANDITRY

  Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, yesterday, met with officials of the Fulani umbrella body, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breaders Association (MACBAN) in his push to end banditry and kidnappings in the state.  The Fulanis are largely blamed for the continuing banditry in the state and have been declared persona non grata in some communities. Matawalle said that the meeting was at the instance of President Muhammad Buhari who directed that all stakeholders be engaged in the search for end of the criminality. “I met with President Muhammad Buhari recently…

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ZAMFARA KILLINGS: TRADITIONAL RULERS TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE – MATAWALLE

Zamfara killings: Traditional rulers to be held responsible – Gov. Matawalle Daily Post Nigeria / Fikayo Olowolagba / 10 hours ago Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, on Wednesday said, the state government would hold traditional rulers responsible for any extra-judicial killing committed by local vigilantes in their domain. The governor, who issued the warning in Gusau during the Democracy Day celebration, said that the government would no longer condone the atrocities of the local vigilantes, popularly known as ‘Yan Sakai’. Matawalle also extended an olive branch to bandits terrorising the state, saying that…

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GOVERNOR SUSPENDS EMIR, DISTRICT HEAD OVER BANDITS ACTIVITIES IN ZAMFARA

Zamfara state Governor, Bello Muhammad has approved the suspension of Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Cika Ibrahim and District head of Kanoma, Alhaji Ahmed Lawal. This is contained in a statement by the Director General to the Governor’s house, Press Affairs Yusuf Idris in Gusau on Thursday. Their suspension according to Idris is as a result of Series of complaints from the community over their alleged involvement with bandits that unleashed inhuman attacks in different communities in the state. Idris stated the duo will remain suspended pending the outcome of…

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BANDITS KILL 16 IN ZAMFARA ON SALLAH DAY

Maru (Zamfara) – Bandits were said to have allegedly killed 16 persons in Kanoma District of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara on Sallah day. Confirming the attack in a press statement in Gusau on Wednesday, the Director-General on Media to the state governor, Yusuf Idris, said “the governor visited the community and sympathised with them”. “During the visit, the governor also directed security agencies to immediately “swing” into action and bring the perpetrators to book. “The governor also directed the movement of 14 persons, who sustained injuries from gun…

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ZAMFARA GOV REACTS AFTER POLICE ARRESTED BANDITS’ ARMS SUPPLIER

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Tuesday commended the police for the recent arrest of a suspected supplier of food and arms to bandits in bushes in the state. He made the commendation when he visited the police command in the state in Gusau. The governor, who was conducted round the command headquarters by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Celestine Okoye, directed that an abandoned eight-bedroom building in the premises should be completed immediately. He said that his visit to the command was part of his programme of encouraging security…

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