PRESS BRIEFING BY SP MOHAMMED SHEHU ANIPR, POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER ZAMFARA STATE POLICE COMMAND ON SATURDAY 1st JANUARY, 2022 AT THE POLICE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, GUSAU.
Gentlemen of the Press, On behalf of the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Police Command, CP Ayuba N Elkanah psc (+), I welcome you to another Press Briefing regarding the unconditional rescue of twenty one kidnapped children including two (2) female, who were among the people abducted by suspected armed bandits at Kucheri Village, along Gusau – Funtua Road on 31st December, 2021 at about 2300hrs.
RESCUE OF TWENTY ONE KIDNAPPED CHILDREN INCLUDING TWO FEMALE AT UCHERI VILLAGE IN TSAFE LGA.
On 31st December, 2021 at about 2300hrs, a distress call was received from Kucheri Village Via Tsafe LGA that, Armed Bandits in their large number blocked Gusau – Funtua Federal Highway at Kucheri axis, and abducted unspecified number of commuters in five (5) different vehicles. Police Tactical Operatives in Conjunction with the Military promptly responded to the distress call and moved to scene, where they engaged the hoodlums to a serious gun battle.
The Police Operatives Succeeded in rescuing twenty one kidnapped children including two (2) female who were coming from Rini Village in Bakura LGA to Katsina State for Almajiri Islamiyya School along with their Scholar named Lawali Ibrahim. The said scholar, Lawali Ibrahim and the driver of their Hummer Bus Vehicle were among the victims that are currently in captivity.
The Commissioner of Police has already sent reinforcement of Police operatives to complement the effort of the joint security operatives currently working to rescue the remaining victims and apprehend the perpetrators.
The Zamfara State Police Command is using this medium to call on the general public especially drivers and passengers to desist from night journey. The night time is the period that is mostly used by the bandits to block road and kidnapped commuters in the state.
On its part, the Police Command will continue to work assiduously to ensure the safety and security of the citizenry.
SP Mohammed Shehu ANIPR
For :- Commissioner of Police,
Zamfara State Command,
Police arrest 3 hunters over kidnapping in Adamawa
The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested 3 local hunters and others for conspiring to aid kidnapping in Girei and Fufore Local Governments in the state.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Sulaan Nguroje, in a statement said the suspects, Auwal Mohammed (28), Isa Umaru (40), and Rabiu Mohammed (19) have been terrorising Pariya Daware and Girei villages.
He said the police had recovered one motorcycle, locally made pistols and other items from the suspects.
“Investigation so far reveals that the suspects betrayed the trust repost in them by the community members of protecting lives and property, went ahead supplying food items and other basic needs to their fellow kidnappers around that area,” the statement said.
Gov. Fintiri has assented to the Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has assented to the Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022.
The Law which is to be cited as The Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022 comes into effect from the 19th day of May 2022.
This is contained in a statement released by Governor Fintiri’s Press Secretary Mr Himwashi Wonosikou on Thursday.
The Law therefore Repeals The Adamawa State Districts Creation Law No. 1 of 1992; The Adamawa State Districts Creation (Amendment) Law No. 3 of 1992 and The Adamawa Districts Creation (Amendment) Law No. 1 of 1996.
The Re-enacted Law which provides for the Appointment, Selection and Deposition of Districts Heads seeks to create additional Districts for State, provide for the appointment of Acting Districts Head and introduce new procedure for screening and selection of Districts Heads.
Subject to this Law or any other Law that may be enacted by the House, the Council shall continue to exercise such administrative powers and perform such functions in respect of Districts as are contained in the Local Government Law 1977 as amended.
The Council shall have the power to appoint Districts Heads, and selection shall be in accordance with traditon and custom of the area constituting the Districts and in the presence of a representative of the Council and such security agents as the Council may request, but where no traditional methods of selection exist, the Council shall constitute a Screening Committee to screen and clear candidates eligible for election.
However, any aggrieved person who has sought to be selected or elected may within two weeks petition the Council.
The council also has powers to depose District Heads and discipline any found wanting whose conduct is being investigated for a period of six Months.
In the event where a District Head is deposed, it shall be final and Conclusively only if approved by the Governor and such approval shall be given within 30 days.
The Adamawa State House of Assembly had earlier passed the Bill on 13th April, 2022.
Gov. Fintiri Observe Eid-El-Fitr Prayer in Yola.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, On Monday joined thousands of other Muslims to observe the twenty twenty two Eid-El-Fitr Celebration, Which mark’s the end of one Month Ramadan fast.
The Governor observe the two raka’at prayers at the Yola Eid ground alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who Doubles as Waziri Adamawa, Speaker State Assembly Rtd. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, SSG Bashir Ahmad, and the
Galadima of Adamawa Alhaji Mustafa Aminu, among others.
Speaking in an interview shortly after observing the Eid prayers, Governor Umaru Fintiri, Congratulated Muslims in Adamawa for a successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.
The Governor advice Muslim Ummah to use the lessons learned during the spiritual exercise to champion the course of peaceful coexistence and love for development of Adamawa and Nigeria.
On the 2023 General elections, Governor Fintiri called on the people to extend the lessons learnt during Ramadan by respecting one another before during and after the elections.
The Chief Imam of Modibbo Adama Central Mosque Yola, Khadi Amadu Bobboi led the two raka’at prayers offered special prayers after presenting the Eid Sermon.
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