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Graphic: Bandits kill three Zamfara traders, release 9 others after collecting N6m and brand new motorbikes as ransom

Bandits have killed three Zamfara traders and released nine others after payment of N6m and three brand new motorbikes as ransom payment. The 13 traders from the Dansadau community were kidnapped three weeks ago while travelling in an 18-seater bus at Mashayar Zaki along Gusau-Dansadau road, 82 km north of Gusau, the state capital. It was gathered that […]

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Bandits in zamfara demands harvest fees from farmers

Famers in Zamfara are reportedly asked to pay “Harvest Fees” by bandits before they can be allowed to harvest their crops in peace. Farmers made this revelation to BBC Hausa. The farmers were forced to pay bandits to allow them access to their farms at the beginning of the planting season. Now that it’s time […]

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We disbursed N6 billion to poor households in Zamfara – Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq

Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq on Tuesday October 27 revealed that her ministry has disbursed over N6 billion to poor households in six out of the 14 local government areas of Zamfara under the 2020 Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme. Sadiya made this known while speaking during the flag off […]

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Zamfara needs SARS – Governor Matawalle insists

Governor Bello Matawalle has stated that the recently disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was vital to securing lives and properties in Zamfara state he governs. The Governor who addressed newsmen after returning from a meeting of Northern Governors in Kaduna, called for deployment of officials of the disbanded police unit to Zamfara. Matawalle said; “We have […]

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Bandits kill 5 in Zamfara

An attack launched by bandits in Kajera and Magazawa villages in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Tuesday May 19, left 5 people dead and one villager injured. Channels Television reported that the bandits invaded the community on motorbikes and opened fire on buildings and houses with residents inside. Zamfara State Police Command […]

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2 permanent secretaries die in Zamfara

Two permanent secretaries in Zamfara state civil service are reportedly dead after a brief illness. Daily Trust reported that the late permanent secretaries are Yawale Dango of the Office of the Head of Service and Ahmed Sale of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The deceased who have been buried according to Islamic rites, […]

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40 men from Zamfara hidden inside a truckload of cows intercepted in Lagos (photos)

A trailer loaded with cows and about forty men coming from Zamfara State was intercepted at the Berger end of Lagos-Ibadan expressway this afternoon, Monday May 4, by the Lagos state security personnel. Upon the interception, the driver and his passengers were ordered to return to the state where they were coming from. Interstate travels […]