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Zamfara Youths Block Highway, Destroy Vehicles In Violent Protest

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Zamfara Youths Block Highway, Destroy Vehicles In Violent Protest

Angry youths armed with weapons have staged a violent protest along the gusau – kaura namoda highway in zamfara state.

According to the protesters occupied the road very early on Monday over the non-stop attacks by bandits in their communities.

One of the travellers who was trapped along the road explained that the youths blocked the highway along Kurya junction and began to destroy public vehicles travelling along the road.

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They condemned the unending insecurity and attacks which the people of the area have suffered at the hands of the bandits.

While the demonstration was ongoing, police operatives were said to have dispersed the protesters to ensure the free flow of vehicular movement on the road.

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President Buhari Calls for Synergy Among West African Countries

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President Buhari Calls for Synergy Among West African Countries

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for collaboration among countries in the West African sub-region and those in the Sahel to fight the security challenges confronting them.

The President stated this on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, while receiving the new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mahamat Saleh Annadif.

Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser, Femi Adesina, said, “You are our neighbour. You have vast experience on matters affecting the Sahel, having served for five years in Mali. I hope you will get the countries to work together to confront the issues affecting them.”

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The President, while promising Nigeria’s support to the Special Rep to aid his new assignment, expressed hopes that under the auspices of UNOWAS, most problems especially those that have to do with instability in Libya, and how it affects all west African countries will be sorted out.

Annadif in his remarks, said he was visiting shortly after his appointment because he recognized Nigeria’s crucial role in West Africa. He noted that the problems of the Sahel region were not new to him, which is why, more than ever, he would depend on the help of Nigeria to succeed.

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CP Orders Immediate Deployment of More Personnel to Zaria

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CP Orders Immediate Deployment of More Personnel to Zaria

Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command Umar Muri, has ordered the immediate deployment of more personnel to Zaria in an effort to tackle the security situation in parts of Zazzau Emirate.

Muri disclosed this when he paid a visit to the Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmed Bamalli in Zaria on Monday.

He assured the emir that more police personnel would be deployed with a view to addressing banditry, kidnapping, and other security challenges in the state.

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The CP urged community leaders to work closely with the local vigilante always.

He called on traditional rulers and residents of various communities to support the police and other sister agencies in intelligence gathering.

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Bauchi Governor Appoints Ex-Commissioner Aminu Gamawa as Chief Of Staff

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Bauchi Governor Appoints Ex-Commissioner Aminu Gamawa as Chief Of Staff

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has appointed the former Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Dr. Aminu Hassan Gamawa as his chief of staff (CoS).

Mohammed’s media aide Mukhtar Gidado in a statement said that Gamawa, who holds a master’s and Ph.D. in law from Harvard Law School at Harvard University, USA is the new CoS to the governor.

The appointment, according to Gidado, takes immediate effect. Gamawa, who hails from Gamawa Local Government Area of the State is a legal practitioner, teacher, policy expert and public servant. He has worked across a wide range of organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and non-profitable entities.

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The Chief of Staff was appointed as Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Bauchi State in 2019. He was also the State Focal Person for World Bank Projects, Chairman of Bauchi State COVID-19 Economic Recovery Committee 2020.

Gamawa was awarded with the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award in 2020. Mohammed had on Wednesday last week dissolved his cabinet. He said that he asked them to go to allow fresh hands in the government.

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