Tag: Zamfara state

About 42 people have been killed by bandits in Zamfara state

About Forty-two people have been killed by bandits in five communities of Faru district in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The affected communities are Tsauni, Gudan-Baushi, Gidan-Adamu, Wari and Gudan-Maidawa. An indigene of the area, Malam Buba Faru, according to Punch, said the bandits, who were riding over[Read More…]

Zamfara Governor says insecurity in the state is worsening at an alarming rate – 70 killed on Saturday

Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle on Saturday said the state of insecurity in the state is worsening at an alarming rate. He made the remark after confirming the bandit attack on Kadawa village, Zurmi Local Government Area in a special broadcast on Democracy Day. According to the Governor, the bandits[Read More…]

Democracy day event canceled in Zamfara as 53 persons killed #June12thProtest

At least 53 persons were killed in an attack by bandits on some villagers in Zamfara State leading to the cancellation of activities lined up for the Democracy Day celebration in the state. Scores of motorcycle-riding gunmen called bandits earlier on Thursday through Friday, invaded the villages of Kadawa, Kwata,[Read More…]

Zamfara state gripped by humanitarian crisis as violence escalates

Rising violence in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state is causing a humanitarian crisis, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today. MSF is calling for an urgent humanitarian response for people in the region, who are desperately short of food, drinking water, shelter, protection and basic services, including[Read More…]

Zamfara Governor revokes all land titles

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has directed property owners to go to the state’s Geographic Information System (ZAGIS) for recertification of their respective titles, with the new policy of granting electronic certificates. The governor made the announcement at the flag-off of the issuance of the Electronic Certificates of Occupancy (e-C[Read More…]

Police in Zamfara arrests suspects allegedly involved in banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling

Police in Zamfara State have arrested five notorious suspects involved in banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and illegal possession of firearms. They were paraded by the Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, Shehu Mohammed, on Friday at the Police Headquarters in Gusau, the state capital. He explained that the arrest of[Read More…]

Zamfara Governor Matawalle begs armed bandits in the state to repent or change base

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle on Saturday said his administration is seeking a new approach to handle insecurity issues in the state. Matawalle made the comment while receiving Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu in Gusau, the state capital. Bagudu and Jigawa[Read More…]

Just In: “They attacked the community and burnt their food stores” – Bandits are currently attacking villages in Zamfara State

Suspected armed bandits are currently attacking Yar Doka and Kongo villages in Magami district of Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara, Daily Trust Newspaper is reporting. Residents said dozens of gunmen laid siege Wednesday morning firing at them. The resident of the Yar Doka community had earlier deserted their homes after a[Read More…]

To fight against gender based violence, Nigerian Governors wives donate 200,000 to female rape victims

The Nigerian Governors Wives Forum has donated the sum of two hundred thousand naira cash assistance to two rape survivors in Zamfara state as part of its initiatives to improve women’s economic status. A statement by the Press Secretary to the wife of Zamfara Governor Zainab Shu’aibu said the donation[Read More…]

Shortly after the release of school girls, terrorists abduct over 60 – burn Zamfara town

Terrorists have reportedly burnt down more than half of Ruwan Tofa, a town in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria, and abducted at least 60 persons including women and children. BBC Hausa reported that the residents have started fleeing the town to nearby areas for safety. A[Read More…]