Insecurity: Zamfara deploys 500 armed personnel, anti-aircraft battle gun against bandits

Zamfara State governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, has deployed hundreds of security personnel to be on the trail of the perpetrators of attacks on the innocent people of Malele village, in Dansadau, under Maru local government area of the State. The governor, who condemned in totality the attacks which he believed were carried out by the enemies of the State, promised to teach them the language that they can understand. As at the time of filing this report, it was gathered that Governor Matawalle was in the Government House Situation Room,…

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Zamfara: Gov. Matawalle revokes all land titles in the State

…Orders closure of 4 markets Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has ordered the revocation of all land titles across all local governments of the State. The governor made the announcement at the flag-off of the issuance of the Electronic Certificates of Occupancy (e-C of O), noting that the task would henceforth only be carried out by the State’s Geographic Information System, (ZAGIS), with the new policy of granting electronic certificates. According to him, the issuance of e-C of O is to curtail illegal acquisition of lands and criminal tenancy by infiltrating bandits…

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Banditry: Matawalle orders demolition of informants, arms suppliers’ houses

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has directed security agencies to demolish the houses of informants and those supplying arms to bandits in the State. A press release signed by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General on Media to the governor, issued to newsmen in Gusau yesterday, said that the order was with immediate effect. Matawalle issued the order when Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, paid him a sympathy visit over recent bandit attacks on some communities in Zamfara, which left many people dead and several others displaced. Matawalle said serious punitive…

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Banditry: Matawalle orders demolition of informants, arms suppliers’ houses

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has directed security agencies to henceforth demolish the houses of informants and those supplying arms to bandits in the state. A press release signed by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General on Media to the governor, issued to newsmen in Gusau on Wednesday, said that the order was with immediate effect. Matawalle issued the order when Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal paid him a sympathy visit over recent bandit attacks on some communities in Zamfara, which left many people dead and several others displaced. Matawalle said serious…

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Insecurity: Zamfara bans sale of petrol in jerrycans

The sale of petrol in jerry cans has been banned by the Zamfara State government. According to the State government, the measure is necessary to discourage the activities of bandits. Recall that the State has witnessed a wave of attacks on communities. In one of the most recent attacks, 30 people were reportedly killed after gunmen stormed two LGAs. In a statement issued on Saturday, the State’s Commissioner of Information,Ibrahim Dosara, said only vehicles should be attended to at petrol stations. “NUPENG and other associations on petroleum products are directed…

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Insecurity: Zamfara orders immediate closure of 4 markets

…Suspends distribution of relief materials The Zamfara State government has ordered for theimmediate closure of four markets in the State. This development came hours after about 80 people were reportedly killed after suspected gunmen attacked some communities in the State on Wednesday. The directive was contained in a statement released on Thursday by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara. He listed the markets as Magami and Wanke markets in Gusau LGA, Dansadau market in Maru, and Dauran market in Zurmi. According to the commissioner, the closure is to take…

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Zamfara: Matawalle suspends district head for conferring title on soldier aiding bandits

…As State govt. arrest 7 security personnel The Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has suspended the district head of Badarawa, in Shinkafi Emirate Council of the State, Surajo NaMakkah. This was disclosed by the governor’s Director-General on Media, Yusuf Idris, via a statement released yesterday. According to reports, the district head was suspended indefinitely by the governor for conferring the traditional title of Durumbu on a military officer who was arrested for allegedly selling ammunition to bandits in the State. The military officer, who was recently arrested in possession of…

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Ramadan: Zamfara gov. shares 180,000 bags of grains, clothing

The Zamfara State governor Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday, distributed 182,000 bags of food items to some citizens as part of the government’s gesture for the holy month of Ramadan. The items include 60,000 bags of rice, 30,000 bags of sugar, 50,000 bags of millet, 30,000 bags of maize, 10,000 bags of beans and 2,000 cartons of milk. Other items include 40,000 pieces of shadda and atamfa clothing materials. He also directed that the items be distributed to civil servants in an “efficient and equitable manner”. A statement issued by the…

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Ramadan: Zamfara shares 180,000 bags of grains, clothing

The Zamfara State governor Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday, distributed 182,000 bags of food items to some citizens as part of the government’s gesture for the holy month of Ramadan. The items include 60,000 bags of rice, 30,000 bags of sugar, 50,000 bags of millet, 30,000 bags of maize, 10,000 bags of beans and 2,000 cartoons of milk. Other items include 40,000 pieces of shadda and atamfa clothing materials. He also directed that the items be distributed to civil servants in an “efficient and equitable manner”. A statement issued by the…

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‘Save Nigeria from collapse’, Matawalle urges youths

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has asked the Nigerian youths to rise in defense of the country to save it from total collapse. According to the governor, it is high time Nigerian youths joined politics and be part of the decision-making across all political space in the land. Matawalle stated this in Kaduna yesterday, shortly after receiving an award of ‘Icon of Youth and Student Development’ from the leadership of Northern Youths and Students Forum. The governor was represented at the occasion by a House of Representatives member representing Gusau/Tsafe…

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