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Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong condemns killings in Zamfara, Sokoto

Governor Simon Bako Lalong has commiserated with the government and people of Zamfara and Sokoto states over the gruesome murder of 20 villagers in Kwaddi villages in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

15000 IDPs from Zamfara, Sokoto taking refuge Niger Republic

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has disclosed that it has found over fifteen thousand (15000) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from twenty-seven communities affected by banditry attacks from Zamfara and Sokoto States in Guidan Roumji about five kilometers away from Maradi in the Republic of Niger.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA: 15,000 Nigerian women, children taking refuge in Niger Republic

Over 15,000 refugees from Sokoto and Zamfara States, mainly women and children, are currently taking refuge in some communities of Niger Republic, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

Zamfara: We pay ransoms to bandits daily – council chief

The Vice-Chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Galadima, on Monday said bandits killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in the area, adding that the council pays the hoodlums ransoms daily.

NUT: Over 600 teachers killed in North-east

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has condemned the incessant killings and abduction of school officials by armed bandits in Zamfara state and other parts of the country.

Police refute abduction of school girls in Zamfara

Five persons were abducted at by unidentified gun men at Government Girls Secondary School Moriki in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state Wednesday new night.
Celestine Okoye

Police: Four cooks abducted in Zamfara school

The police in Zamfara said on Thursday that an all-female secondary school was attacked by armed bandits on Wednesday night.
Boko Haram

Bandits attack Zamfara girls school, abduct teachers, others

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state and allegedly abducted unspecified number of people, BBC Hausa Service reports.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC sweeps Zamfara council polls

The Zamfara Independent Electoral Commission (ZSIEC) has declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of the Local Government Council election in the state.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Zamfara killings: Governor Yari condemns criticism of NAF

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State said the government will not apologise over the alleged killing of villagers in the state during the bombardment of suspected bandits camps in Dumburum village in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
Abdul'aziz Yari

Governor Yari: No apology over bombing of bandits

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has warned that there was no apology over bombing of bandits and urged the Nigerian Air Force to continue to flush out the hoodlums from their hideouts.

Suspected bandits kill vigilante group leader in Zamfara community

Suspected bandits on Saturday killed a prominent vigilante group leader in Rukudawa community in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Air strikes kill innocent locals, not bandits – Zamfara monarchs

Military air strikes kill only innocent civilians in affected local government areas and five communities and not bandits, Zamfara state council of traditional rulers has alleged.

Zamfara: ALGON charges civilian JTF to fight bandits

The Zamfara chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), has urged the Nigeria Police Force to permit the Civilian Joint Task (CJTF), to carry rifles to ease the fight against bandits in the northwestern state.
national assembly abuja

Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.

Zamfara election: INEC reschedule polls in Shinkafi local council

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Zamfara says elections were not conducted on Saturday in some Registration Areas in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state.

Suspected bandits kill 16, injure many in Zamfara

Suspected armed bandits, on Friday, killed 16 people and injured 18 others at Dumama community in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, an official has said.
Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirm ballot papers for house of representatives during the electoral preparation at a local office of INEC in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019, a day before postponed voting day.Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Voting commences in 77 Zamfara polling units Sunday

The ongoing security crises, including armed banditry, late arrival of election materials and card reader failures in some parts of the state, were blamed for the failure to conclude the polls alongside many other states on Saturday.

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