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Six killed, 10 injured in Bauchi-Kano Highway crashes

Six people have been killed in multiple crashes that occurred on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 4.05pm involving a vehicle belonging to Zamfara State Government and two other vehicles.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Zamfara government cancels Democracy Day celebration

Zamfara State Government has cancelled this year’s Democracy Day celebration due to the insecurity currently affecting the state.

Zamfara: Group asks EFCC to probe diversion of N499 million fertilizer funds

The Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPSD) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate alleged misappropriation of the N499 million meant for the purchase of fertilizers during the tenure of former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari.
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Zamfara State Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle has urged Nigerian youths to participate in politics, saying the country would collapse without their active involvement in politics.

Boat mishap: Zamfara condoles Kebbi, donates N30 million

Zamfara State Government on Saturday condoled with Kebbi State Government over the recent boat mishap at Warrah, Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
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Zamfara governor: Some forces frustrating government security effort

The Zamfara State Government, Saturday, said that some forces are bent on frustrating the efforts at addressing the security challenges in the state.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Governor Matawalle: Zamfara government, security recover 300 rustled cows in 1 night

The Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle disclosed this on Sunday night when he played host to media practitioners and executives to break the Ramadan fast at his residence in Gusau.
Zamfara State Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle has urged Nigerian youths to participate in politics, saying the country would collapse without their active involvement in politics.

ACF commends Zamfara government for exposing security men working for bandits

The apex northern sociocultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has again praised the Zamfara State government for exposing the security men who are working for bandits in the State.

ACF faults Nigerian Army’s reaction to Konshisha Killings

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has said that as dastardly as the actions of the bandits in the Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue state were, the reaction of the Army was out of proportion.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Group asks EFCC to probe N37.4 billion Zamfara promissory notes

The Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPSD) has asked the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate alleged diversion of N37.4 billion promissory notes by the administration of Abdulazeez Yari in Zamfara.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest ‘motorcycles supplier’ to Zamfara bandits

The police in Kano State said they have arrested a man supplying motorcycles to bandits operating in Zamfara State.
The Niger kidnapping came two months after hundreds of schoolboys were abducted in northwestern Katsina state then released days later following negotiations with the government. iStock

Over 600 schools shut in northern Nigeria over abduction scare

Also, barely three days after the abduction of 39 students of the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, security agencies on Saturday rescued 307 pupils of Government Secondary Science School (GSSS) Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna from bandits who attempted to kidnap them from their school.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara government relaxes curfew in Jangebe

The Zamfara State government has relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jangebe town and other nearby communities.
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Northern states tighten security to curb abduction of schoolchildren

No fewer than 11 Northern states have beefed up security around schools to prevent the abduction of pupils by bandits in their states, investigations have revealed.
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President Buhari charges new service chiefs to secure Nigeria in five weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday told the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, and the three service chiefs in very plain terms that they have just few weeks to adequately secure the nation.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara: Nigerian soldier arrested supplying ammunition, uniforms to bandits

The Zamfara State Government on Friday said a Nigerian soldier and his girlfriend were recently caught supplying ammunitions and military uniforms to armed bandits in the state.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has lifted the ban on congregational prayers in Mosques and Churches placed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Zamfara imposes curfew on Jangebe, shuts markets fostering bandits

Zamfara state government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Jangebe community following violence that erupted shortly after the delivery of the freed Jangebe schoolgirls on Wednesday.
A widow, Dorothy Nnabode on Monday told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel that the police shot and killed her husband in front of her.

NHRC urges Zamfara government to reconsider stand on ‘repentant bandits’

The National Human Rights Commission, on Saturday, expressed concerns over the rising cases of kidnapping of boarding schools’ students in northern parts of the country.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Zamfara APC reacts to abduction of 300 schoolgirls

The Zamfara State’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lamented that governor Matawalle’s peace accord and reconciliation process with bandits in the state has been the cause of rampant cases of banditry in the state.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Outrage, protests greet abduction of 317 Zamfara school girls

Nationwide outrage has greeted yesterday’s abduction of more than 300 school girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state by bandits even as aggrieved residents of the community took to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village in protest.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor denies dolling out vehicles to bandits

A former Chairman of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abubakar Maradun, had made the allegation against the Governor, saying he supplied Hilux vehicles to bandits which they used to attack innocent residents.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara: Why we revoked licenses of 500 private schools – commissioner

The Zamfara State Government has withdrawn operational licenses of about 500 private schools basically to monitor the activities of private schools and to bring sanity to the sub-sector in the state.

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