Friday, November 16, 2018

Zamfara

    Policeman among six killed as bandits strike in Zamfara

Policeman among six killed as bandits strike in Zamfara

No fewer than six persons including a police corporal were on Friday killed by bandits in Gurbin Bore village, Zurmi local government area of Zamfara.Mohammed Shehu, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, told NAN that the bandits numbering about 100 attacked the community at about 10pm.He said three other persons were severely wounded and had been taken [...]

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    Marafa contradicts Oshiomhole on consensus candidates in Zamfara APC

Marafa contradicts Oshiomhole on consensus candidates in Zamfara APC

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says consensus candidates did not emerge in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in the state.Marafa was responding to claims by the Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, that the party arrived at a consensus in Zamfara before the October 7 deadline of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC had written to the APC conveying its [...]

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    Zamfara APC crisis: Yari organises parallel primary as NWC panel fails to meet INEC deadline

Zamfara APC crisis: Yari organises parallel primary as NWC panel fails to meet INEC deadline

The crisis in the Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a new turn over the weekend as Abdulaziz Yari, the governor, and some of his loyalists organised a parallel governorship primary election.Mukhtar Idris, finance commissioner of the state, was announced as winner of the primary which held at the APC secretariat in Gusau, the state capital.Idris [...]

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    NWC dissolves Zamfara APC exco, warns Yari

NWC dissolves Zamfara APC exco, warns Yari

The national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the executive committee of the Zamfara state chapter of the party.Yekini Nabena, acting national publicity secretary of the party, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.He said the panel inaugurated by the NWC would conduct the legislative and gubernatorial primaries which were rescheduled over controversies.The [...]

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    It’s not a do-or-die affair, says Marafa on his governorship ambition

It’s not a do-or-die affair, says Marafa on his governorship ambition

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says his ambition to be governor of the state is not a do-or-die affair.Marafa said this while reacting to an alleged threat of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, that there would be chaos if the direct primary is used to pick the state's All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.The poll was shifted from [...]

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    APC shifts Zamfara governorship primary election to Monday

APC shifts Zamfara governorship primary election to Monday

The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has shifted its governorship primary to October 1.Shehu Isa, spokesman of the party in the state, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.He attributed the development to non-arrival of the election committee of the party from the national headquarters in Abuja.Meanwhile, the police command in the state has appealed to stakeholders [...]

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    Marafa: I will win Zamfara APC guber primary

Marafa: I will win Zamfara APC guber primary

Kabir Marafa says he'll win the Zamfara governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Marafa said he's taking part in the primary because "executives in the governor's camp" won't coordinate it.The executive officers of the Zamfara chapter of the APC loyal to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, had adopted indirect primary.But the senator representing Zamfara central and seven other governorship aspirants [...]

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    Orphaned by bandits: Inside Zamfara village where children abandon school for farming

Orphaned by bandits: Inside Zamfara village where children abandon school for farming

At a press conference in Abuja last month, Sa’idu Dansadau, ex-senator representing Zamfara central, said bandits have killed at least 3,000 people in the state in the last two years.Dansadau spoke one month after Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, announced that he had resigned his role as chief security officer of the state because of his inability to secure lives. [...]

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    Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Not less than 30 people were reportedly killed in the renewed attacks by bandits in Zamfara state on Tuesday.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the attack but pegged the casualty figure at three.Shehu said the victims were killed in Sakkida and Gyadde villages, while further attacks were repelled by the force when it got a distress call.However, [...]

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    Hunger looms in Zamfara as kidnappers raid farmlands

Hunger looms in Zamfara as kidnappers raid farmlands

Two years ago when President Muhammadu Buhari  launched Operation Harbin Kunama, a military taskforce  targetted at banditry and cattle rustling in Zamfara state, many residents heaved a sigh of relief.Despite the efforts of the government and security forces, attacks have not stopped but taken a worse dimension. Farmers in different parts of Zamfara have abandoned their farmlands over fear of [...]

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    How Zamfara monarch paid the ultimate price to protect his subjects

How Zamfara monarch paid the ultimate price to protect his subjects

When armed bandits arrived Kucheri, a village in Tsafe local government of Zamfara state on July 6, Ibrahim Madawaki, the district head, was consulting with his people. It was just after the evening prayer. The intruders who came on motorcycles, announced their presence with sporadic shots.A witness told TheCable that they placed members of their gang in three strategic [...]

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    Air force bombards Zamfara ‘bandits’

Air force bombards Zamfara ‘bandits’

The Nigerian air force has commenced aerial bombardments of suspected bandits in Zamfara communities.Caleb Oleyera, commander of the 207 quick response group of the air force, disclosed this while speaking with reporters in Gusau, the state capital.He spoke after taking delivery of two airplanes deployed for the operation.Olayera described the operation as part of a joint military operation, involving the [...]

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    Zamfara senator joins governorship race

Zamfara senator joins governorship race

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has expressed his intention to contest the state's governorship election.The senator made known his intention when executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state paid him a Sallah visit at his residence in Tsafe local government area of the state.Marafa said he decided to join the governorship race following calls across the [...]

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    Zamfara killings: I’m helpless, says governor as he directs residents to God

Zamfara killings: I’m helpless, says governor as he directs residents to God

Abdul’aziz Yari, Zamfara state governor, says he is helpless over the security situation in the state.Describing his status as chief security officer (CSO) of the state as a "mere appellation", Yari express concern that he lacks the power to direct security officers on what to do to safeguard his people.He urged residents of the state to be more faithful to God [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ kill 10 in fresh Zamfara attack

‘Bandits’ kill 10 in fresh Zamfara attack

The Zamfara state police command has confirmed the death of 10 persons in an attack in Birnin-Magaji local government area of the state.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the command, said the suspects attacked Dutsen-Wake and Oho villages at about 10pm on Tuesday.Addressing journalists in Gusau on Wednesday, Shehu said the police “quickly responded” to an alert from residents concerning the attack.He also [...]

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    Residents flee as ‘200 bandits’ invade Zamfara communities

Residents flee as ‘200 bandits’ invade Zamfara communities

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