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    Defence minister says Zamfara bandits may have ties to Boko Haram

Defence minister says Zamfara bandits may have ties to Boko Haram

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says the bandits terrorising Zamfara villages could have links with the Boko Haram insurgent group.He said the federal government has not ruled out the infiltration of Boko Haram in the north-west under the guise of bandits.He made the remark on Saturday during an assessment of the activities of operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara.Dan-Ali enjoined communities [...]

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    Again, air force bombs ‘bandits’ in Zamfara

Again, air force bombs ‘bandits’ in Zamfara

The Nigerian air force says it has destroyed another armed bandits’ hideout and neutralised several of their fighters near Doumbourou Hill in Zamfara.Ibikunle Daramola, air force director of public relations and information, said the operation was carried out by the air task force of operation Diran Mikiya.He said in a statement: "The attack was executed yesterday, Jan 2, following human [...]

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    VIDEO: Air force bombs Zamfara ‘bandits’

VIDEO: Air force bombs Zamfara ‘bandits’

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has launched air strikes on a hideout allegedly being used by bandits in Tsamari, Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara state.Ibikunle Daramola, spokesman of air force, disclosed this on Sunday.He said the air task force (ATF) confirmed the presence of bandits armed with high calibre weapons at the location.Bandits have been on the loose in [...]

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    Fayose to Yari: Be a man and stand with your people, not with their oppressors

Fayose to Yari: Be a man and stand with your people, not with their oppressors

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, has urged Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, Zamfara governor, to return home and stand in defense of the people of his state.The ex-governor said Yari should not be abroad when there is a spate of killings by armed bandits and high level of insecurity in Zamfara.Fayose, south-west coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, released [...]

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    Groups ask FG to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Groups ask FG to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Some civil society groups have asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in Zamfara state.In a statement on Monday, the groups said the "ineptitude" of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, has worsened the insecurity situation in the state.Commenting on the recent protest in the state, they said the destruction of the campaign posters of President Muhammadu Buhari shows [...]

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    Shehu Sani to Buhari: Visit Zamfara before campaigning in Akwa Ibom

Shehu Sani to Buhari: Visit Zamfara before campaigning in Akwa Ibom

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to pay a condolence visit to Zamfara state before commencing his campaign rally.Buhari is billed to flag off his re-election campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Friday.But Sani asked the president to pay a visit first to crisis-torn Zamfara, before heading to Akwa Ibom.Violence broke out in Zamfara [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ kill 16 police officers in Zamfara

‘Bandits’ kill 16 police officers in Zamfara

The Zamfara state police command has confirmed that 16 of its officers died in a fierce gun battle with bandits in the state last Thursday. It said 20 officers have also been rescued.In a statement on Wednesday,  Muhammad Shehu, the state command’s spokesman, said Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), is saddened by the loss of the officers whom he described [...]

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    Yari accuses some monarchs of working with bandits

Yari accuses some monarchs of working with bandits

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says some traditional rulers in the state are working with bandits.The governor said some of the rulers are taking money from the bandits who have been fingered in the incessant attacks in the state.Zamfara has been under attack by bandits in recent months, despite continuous deployment of security forces.Speaking with state house correspondents in [...]

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    Marafa: I will remain in APC to fight injustice

Marafa: I will remain in APC to fight injustice

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he will remain in the All Progressives Congress  (APC) to fight injustice.In a statement on Saturday, Marafa said he would work for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari and ensure that Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, fails "woefully" in his alleged bid to perpetrate injustice in the state.The senator said Yari is [...]

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    Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, should be expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement on Sunday, Marafa also asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of APC, to expel all those the governor declared as winners of the "controversial primaries" he conducted.The senator said sending the governor out of the party had [...]

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    Marafa knocks Yari over ‘Oshiomhole must go’ protest in Zamfara

Marafa knocks Yari over ‘Oshiomhole must go’ protest in Zamfara

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has criticised a protest calling for the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The protesters took to the streets of Gusau, capital of Zamfara, on Thursday.Reacting in a statement, the senator accused Abdul'aziz Yari, Zamfara governor, of sponsoring the protest.The lawmaker reiterated that there were no APC primary elections [...]

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    I’m under pressure to leave APC, says Yari

I’m under pressure to leave APC, says Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says he is under pressure to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Yari, who is not on the same page with Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling party, said this while speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock.He had accused the national working committee of the APC [...]

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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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    Oshiomhole replies INEC: APC will field consensus candidates in Zamfara

Oshiomhole replies INEC: APC will field consensus candidates in Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will field consensus candidates for the 2019 elections in Zamfara state.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, said this in response to the directive of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the party should not field candidates for the 2019 elections.INEC said it barred the party from fielding governorship, state assembly, and national assembly [...]

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    INEC bars Zamfara APC from fielding candidates in 2019

INEC bars Zamfara APC from fielding candidates in 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stopped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates for elective positions in Zamfara state in the 2019 elections.Okechukwe Ndeche, the commission’s acting secretary, conveyed this in a letter to Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC.Ndeche explained that the commission barred the party from fielding candidates for governorship, national assembly and [...]

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    I wasn’t arrested by DSS, says Marafa

I wasn’t arrested by DSS, says Marafa

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he was not arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).There were reports that the senator was arrested at a hotel in Gusau, the state capital, over the All Progressives Congress  (APC) primary election in Zamfara.On Sunday evening, supporters of Marafa and Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, were seen in [...]

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