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Mr Musa made the call during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Katsina. He said that the summit was necessary to ending the protracted conflicts and killings in rural areas of the state. “I call on all security agencies, stakeholders, politicians, the federal and Zamfara State ...
At the end of the meeting, both the chairman of APC Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, and the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, declined comments. Governors Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Simon Lalong of Plateau simply said they (governors) ...

Security agencies in Sokoto, Katsina, Kaduna and Zamfara states say they are collaborating to tackle criminality in their areas of operation. ... Sanusi Muazu, the Comptroller, Nigeria Prisons Service in the state, also said that the service had developed a strong synergy with all the security agencies ...
In his address to the troops at Gusau shortly before their deployment earlier today, 3 April 2018, the Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command, Air Vice Marshal Ismaila Kaita, announced that the Special Forces would be further deployed to remote areas of Zamfara State, where they would be ...
When contacted, the Deputy Director incharge of fire prevention and public enlightenment of the State Fire Service Department, Abdullahi Jibo confirmed the incident and appealed to members of the public to always ensure fire safety. Jibo also called on the people of the state to use distress calls numbers ...
Hundreds have been killed in attacks on villages in Benue, Kogi, Adamawa, Zamfara, Kaduna and Mr. Danjuma's home state of Taraba since January. ... “The efforts of the Nigerian military towards restoration of peace, security and order in Nigeria are evidently clear and Nigerians continue to show ...

Those barred, according to reports, included the Chairman Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists ((NUJ), Zamfara State Council, Maiharaji Altine Salah and about 20 others. The Correspondents Chairman who was among the few journalists with the accreditation cards were stopped at ...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday pledged to address security challenges in Zamfara State before the commencement of this year's rainy season. ... Buhari expressed serious concern over the rate of unemployment among young Nigerians, saying his administration would continue to do its best in ...
The killings in Zamfara State have persisted for a long time. Ordinarily, a solution should have been found by now, given that the carnages have been going on for a long time. Sadly, this is not the case as the wanton destruction of lives has continued unabated. The latest in the long line of mayhem took ...
The Zamfara State Government said on Wednesday that it was making arrangements to restore the monthly allowances to National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the ... The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government stopped the payment of the allowance in 2015.
“I write on behalf of NUC that with effect from Monday, March 12, the Zamfara State University is approved as the 47th state university and also 162 universities in Nigeria. “Zamfara is the last state to establish a university. But the establishment is apt when you will have to key into the reform programme the ...
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the Zamfara State University, Talata Mafara, as the 162nd university in Nigeria. Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who announced the approval of the university yesterday in Abuja when Governor of Zamfara State, ...
Notorious and dreaded armed bandit in Zamfara State, Tsoho Buhari, also known as 'Buharin Daji', has been reportedly killed at Nakango village in Dansadau Emirate, Maru Local Government area of the state. Nakango is a border town between Dansadau Emirate in Zamfara and Birnin Gwari Local ...
The state is also on the list of those that the United States government warned its citizens not to visit in Nigeria. Despite this anti-investment setting, Zamfara in 2000, at the commencement of the current democratic dispensation, became the first state in the northern part of Nigeria to introduce the Sharia ...
Like other states of the federation, the Zamfara State electorate will have an opportunity to pick a new helmsman to govern their state. This time, they should ... The state's chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, blamed Governor Yari for not being “proactive” in combating the scourge. An angry ...
The statement reads:”The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students ,NANS, Senate secretariat rejoices with the good people of Zamfara State and lauds the foresight of the state government under the leadership of Dr. Abdulaziz Yari for establishing Zamfara State University Talata-Mafara.
The recent outrage from Zamfara State, where some mindless marauders visited several persons with untimely death, was not the first time defenseless citizens ... While the case for African brotherhood demands coexistence and love, even beyond physical borders, Nigeria's case is often taken to extremes.

NIGERIANS are fast losing count of the number of casualties lost in the series of attacks attributed to armed herdsmen across different parts of northern Nigeria and the rest of the country. Each day comes with different news and it all looks like it has got to the point where people have become so ...
Nigeria Police on Sunday evening announced the arrest of three "principal suspects" allegedly involved in last Wednesday's massacre of over 40 persons in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Moshood Jimoh, spokesperson for the Nigerian Police identified the suspects as Halilu Garba alias ...
Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the gruesome attack in Zamfara that led to the death of 41 people. Fayose stated that Nigeria was in serious trouble following incessant security issues. He described the report of the killings in Zamfara as scary. He tweeted “The report from Zamfara State ...
“As a reporter in Zamfara some years ago, I discovered that many local communities have adequate intelligence about locations and modus operandi of the bandits, but are hampered in their ability to ward off the criminals due to inadequate armoury and ineffective security presence. “Two axis who have ...
“Hardly have tears dried over the gruesome killings in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Nasarawa and other states when marauders hit Zamfara, a state known for peace, killing 41 citizens in cold blood. “Nigerians now live defenceless and in perpetual fear; our people are fast losing confidence in our institutions.
Saraki had tweeted, “I join all Nigerians in condemning the killing of innocent and defenceless citizens in Birane Village , Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. “Such senseless acts have no place in our society. Our security agencies must do all that it takes to find and prosecute the perpetrators.
The social media on Friday went agog after gunmen attacked Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State killing no fewer than 40 ... @PrisciliaAmadi: “The recent Zamfara massacre goes on to prove that the Federal government and the citizens of Nigeria have a long way to go on the ...
ABUJA, NIGERIA (AA): Between 18 to 41 people were killed on Thursday following a gunmen attack in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara State, police sources said. An armed gang ambushed a group of local villagers in Zamfara's Birani village and killed 18 locals, Public Relations Officer of the Zamfara ...
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State on Friday directed security agents to shoot and kill anyone caught carrying firearms in the state. ... The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that Bawan Daji village was attacked by bandits for two consecutive days, (last Tuesday and Wednesday) where they killed over ...
He said the state government was impressed with the support given to the state by the MNCH 2, especially in improving maternal and new born child health in the rural communities. “This effort will assist government in addressing problems of healthcare delivery in the state. “That is why we are working ...
His death was confirmed by both the state government and the State Security Service (SSS). The confirmation came 48 hours after the news of his death spread in the state. Mr. Buhari, popularly known as Buharin Daji, is said to have been terrorising Zamfara communities for several months. The state has ...
Three killed in fresh Zamfara attack. Published. on. March 28, 2018. By. Fikayo Olowolagba. Three persons were on Wednesday killed in Bawan Daji village at Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara state. The Command's Spokesman, DSP Mohammed Shehu confirmed this to newsmen in Gusau. He said that the killing ...
It boasted that is also shot and killed Umar Abubakar aka Yellow, a kidnapper and associate of notorious kidnapper/cattle rustler, Buhari GENERAL, in Adavi LGA, Kogi State. “The duo of ABUBAKAR and BUHARI are responsible for many killings and rustling of cattle in the Zamfara axis. They had planned ...
“We are worried, like all well-meaning Nigerians, about the persistence of unrest and banditry in the state. We condemn the dimension that they had taken in recent time, with the Zurmi massacre of about 50 people, and the latest daring attempts on some communities in Talata Mafara. “We reiterate our calls ...
The Zamfara State Police Command said on Sunday it had killed a notorious kidnapper, arrested eight others and recovered arms. Its commissioner, Mr Kenneth Embrimson, who displayed the corpse of the said kidnapper, told newsmen in Gusau that he was killed in a gun battle with security operatives.
The recent outrage from Zamfara State, where some mindless marauders visited several persons with untimely death, was not the first time defenseless citizens ... While the case for African brotherhood demands coexistence and love, even beyond physical borders, Nigeria's case is often taken to extremes.
The statement reads:”The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students ,NANS, Senate secretariat rejoices with the good people of Zamfara State and lauds the foresight of the state government under the leadership of Dr. Abdulaziz Yari for establishing Zamfara State University Talata-Mafara.
Nigeria Police on Sunday evening announced the arrest of three "principal suspects" allegedly involved in last Wednesday's massacre of over 40 persons in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Moshood Jimoh, spokesperson for the Nigerian Police identified the suspects as Halilu Garba alias ...
“As a reporter in Zamfara some years ago, I discovered that many local communities have adequate intelligence about locations and modus operandi of the bandits, but are hampered in their ability to ward off the criminals due to inadequate armoury and ineffective security presence. “Two axis who have ...
“Hardly have tears dried over the gruesome killings in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Nasarawa and other states when marauders hit Zamfara, a state known for peace, killing 41 citizens in cold blood. “Nigerians now live defenceless and in perpetual fear; our people are fast losing confidence in our institutions.
The social media on Friday went agog after gunmen attacked Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State killing no fewer than 40 ... @PrisciliaAmadi: “The recent Zamfara massacre goes on to prove that the Federal government and the citizens of Nigeria have a long way to go on the ...
Saraki had tweeted, “I join all Nigerians in condemning the killing of innocent and defenceless citizens in Birane Village , Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. “Such senseless acts have no place in our society. Our security agencies must do all that it takes to find and prosecute the perpetrators.
Following an emergency meeting, yesterday, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Taraba, Kaduna, Benue and Zamfara States to curb bloody clashes between farmers and herdsmen. It also demanded the suspension of political ...
The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested three notorious kidnappers in the state, the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, has said. Shehu said in a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Wednesday that the arrested kidnappers had been ...
State governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors' Forum are currently in a meeting. The meeting started at about 9pm ... The issue of state police was top on the agenda of the meeting presided over by the chairman and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari. According to Punch, the governors ...
The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested three notorious kidnappers in the state, the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, has said. Shehu said in a statement in Gusau on Wednesday that the arrested kidnappers had been on the wanted list of the command for several ...
The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has trained and empowered 300 youths and women in various vocational skills in Zamfara State under its National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ITF also supported the beneficiaries with ...
A one-time Nigerian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abubakar Shehu Chika Bunu, has defected from the opposition PDP to the ruling APC in ... membership of PDP was motivated by the meaningful development projects being executed by both the Federal and Zamfara State governments.
The Chairman, Nigeria Governors' Forum, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, on Monday said creation of state police would help in addressing spate of insecurity in the country. Mr. Yari, also the Zamfara State governor, said this at the end of a two-day summit organised by the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Review ...
ABUJA- THE Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service, NAQS, disclosed at the weekend that the country generated $35 million within nine months in ... which already Jigawa State has and now the largest producer of the commodity, followed by other states like Kastina, Kano, Zamfara, Kebbi, Zamfara, ...
He had said, “I get perplexed by their gory themes. From Southern Kaduna to Taraba state, from Benue state to Rivers, from Edo state to Zamfara, it has been a theatre of blood with cake of crimson. “In Dansadau in Zamfara state recently, North-West of Nigeria, over 200 souls were wasted for no justifiable ...
President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to visit Nasarawa State today as part of efforts to ensure peace in some trouble spots. After Nasarawa, Buhari is slated to visit Taraba, Zamfara and Benue states but the dates of the visits are yet to be decided, a Presidency source said last night. The President is ...
Addressing newsmen in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, INEC Zonal Commissioner in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Hajia Amina Zakari expressed satisfaction with public participation in the on-going Continues Voters' Registration (CVR) and the collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in ...


 

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