The Police Command in Zamfara on Saturday detained Malam Umaru Maradun, the Correspondent of the Leadership Newspapers, for an undisclosed reason. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Ayuba Elkanah, confirmed the arrest to Ibrahim Maizare, Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Zamfara Council, who spoke to him on phone. Elkanah said he would look into…
Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has called on the Federal Government to extend the retirement age of security personnel in Nigeria to 70 years as part of measures to tackle insecurity in the country.
Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commenced training of the newly recruited community protection guards, aimed at fighting bandits.
Zamfara Government on Sunday advised individuals to obtain guns and defend themselves in the height of the resurgence of insecurity in the state. The state government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, said:” the government has henceforth, directed individuals to prepare and obtain guns to defend themselves against the bandits.…
Gunmen kidnapped 30 wedding guests in northwest Nigeria over the weekend, two sources told AFP Monday, the latest in a surge of mass abductions hitting the region. The victims, all mobile phone traders, were returning to Zamfara state capital Gusau late Saturday after the wedding of a colleague in neighbouring Sokoto state when they were…
Zamfara sent 97 clerics to Saudi Arabia on Lesser Hajj on Wednesday to go and pray for a stoppage of banditry.
A notorious terrorist in Zamfara State, known as Nasanda, has given the state government 14 days to pay him N30 million as compensation for the alleged killing of his wife and two other relations.
Former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has described the reported defection of his camp to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as misrepresentation of facts.
Terrorists on Tuesday night abducted female students of the Zamfara State College of Health Technology, Tsafe. PREMIUM TIMES reported that the bandits attacked a privately run hostel opposite the school at around 11.24 p.m. and abducted many of the students there. A brother to one of the victims, Usman Abdullahi, said his family was informed…
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that his administration will neither falter nor be distracted from nurturing the state university to maturity.
Zamfara State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Sen. Hassan Nasiha as the new deputy governor, following his nomination by Governor Bello Matawalle.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered interim forfeiture of about 10 properties and funds in banks allegedly owned by former governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari.