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2023: APC regroups as Zamfara PDP consolidates power

MAIHARAJI ALTINE examines the political battle ahead of the ruling People’s Democratic Party and the opposition All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State as both parties prepare for the 2023 general elections The Supreme Court judgement, which upturned the victory of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 governorship election in Zamfara State, undoubtedly altered political...

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AK-47: Zamfara police arrest gunrunner, Adamu

Zamfara State Police Command has arrested a suspected gunrunner, Ibrahim Adamu, who was in possession of over one million naira meant for the purchase of AK-47 rifles. In a statement, the state’s Police Commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro, said, “On 18th March, 2021, one Ibrahim Adamu (aka Gado) after a credible information revealed that himself and...

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Three soldiers, five villagers killed fighting bandits – Resident

THREE soldiers and five people of Kabasa village of Maru Local Government Area in Zamfara State were said to have lost their lives during an encounter with the bandits. Seven others who sustained serious injuries were now receiving treatment at the General Hospital in Magami town. A resident of the area, Malam Mohammed said the...

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Zamfara no-flying-zone political, FG should’ve done same in APC states –State PDP publicity secretary

Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, Zamfara State, Alhaji Faruku Rijiya, speaks on the no-flying zone order imposed on the state and other issues in this interview with MAIHARAJI ALTINE The Federal Government recently imposed a no-flying-zone order on Zamfara State. What is your comment on this? Let me tell you the fact, anybody who is […] Read Full Story

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Repent within two months or face serious consequences, Matawalle tells bandits

Maiharaji Altine Gusau Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has given two months ultimatum to all bandits in the state to either repent and surrender their weapons or face serious consequences from the security personnel. Addressing journalists in Gusau House on Tuesday, Matawalle said the government would face any bandit that refused to surrender within […] Read Full Story

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Zamfara awaits army’s action on officer allegedly supplying ammunition to bandits

Maiharaji Altine, Gusau Zamfara State Government has said it is awaiting actions the military would take on an Army officer arrested alongside his girlfriend for allegedly supplying ammunition and uniforms to bandits. Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, said, the Army officer and his girlfriend were arrested by the military. Maru […] Read Full Story

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Zamfara awaits army’s action on officer allegedly supplying armmunition to bandits

Maiharaji Altine, Gusau Zamfara State Government has said it is awaiting actions the military would take on an Army officer arrested alongside his girlfriend for allegedly supplying ammunition and uniforms to bandits. Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, said, the Army officer and his girlfriend were arrested by the military. Maru […] Read Full Story

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Soldier, girlfriend who allegedly supplied ammunition to bandits in Zamfara arrested

Maiharaji Altine, Gusau Zamfara State Government has announced that an Army officer and his girlfriend were arrested for allegedly supplying ammunition and uniforms to bandits in the state. Briefing newsmen in Government House Gusau on Friday, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House Gusau, Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, said the Army officer and his girlfriend […] Read Full Story

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Kidnapped Zamfara schoolgirls released

Maiharaji Altine, Gusau The kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State have been released and are currently in the palace of the Emir of Anka waiting for transportation to Gusau, the state capital. A very competent source had informed Sunday PUNCH on Saturday that negotiations with the bandits who kidnapped the schoolgirls […] Read Full Story