Katsina State House of Assembly has extended the tenure of the Transition Committees of the 34 local government councils in the state by three months.
Nigeria News Agency reports that the decision was sequel to a letter sent to the House by Gov. Aminu Masari to that effect.
The letter was read for deliberations at Wednesday plenary by the House Leader, Abubakar Abukur, representing Rimi constituency, and seconded by a member representing Kaita, Mr Musa Nuhu.
The lawmakers went into an Executive Session after which the Speaker, Mr Tasiu Maigari briefed newsmen on their decision.
Maigari said that the Assembly had agreed to extend the tenure from August 1, 2019, to October 31, 2019.
The lawmakers, however, resolved that “the extension of this set of transition committee is final.
“Subsequently, where the need arises, the Executive Arm of Government should submit a fresh list of transition committee for screening and confirmation to the house.”
The Speaker directed Clerk of the house to forward the resolution to the executive for necessary action.
NAN reports that the 34 local government transition committees were inaugurated on Aug. 13, 2018.
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had instituted legal action challenging the dissolution of elected local government councils by the governor in 2015.
COVID-19: Katsina Govt reopens weekly markets
The Katsina State Government has directed the reopening of all major weekly markets across the state.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS), Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Katsina.
He said that the markets would be reopened with effect from June 5.
“The decision was taken as a result of a drop in the emergence of new COVID-19 cases.
“Also as a result of concerns by the government on the adverse effects of the shutting down of markets on the socio-economic activities and means of livelihood of majority of people in the state,” he said.
Inuwa, however, warned that the easing and lifting of lockdown, ban, restrictions of movement and reopening of markets “does not mean that there is no more coronavirus in the state.”
“The disease still exists. Old people and those with health challenges must avoid crowded places,” he said.
The SGS stressed the need for people to abide by the health and security protocols, including wearing of face masks, maintaining social distancing, regular hand washing with soap and use of sanitisers.
The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the affected markets are located in Charanchi, Mai’adua, Mashi, Dandume, Zango, Danja, Bakori, Yankara, Kafur and Dankama.
Others are in Kaita, Kagadama, Dutsi, Garkin-Daura and Kayawa, among others.
FG to build 500 houses for IDPs in Zamfara, Borno, Katsina, Adamawa
The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) on Thursday said that the Federal Government would build 500 housing units for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Zamfara, Borno, Adamawa and Katsina States.
The Federal Commissioner in charge of the Commission, Sen. Basheer Mohammed, made this known in Gusau while distributing relief materials to IDPs in the state.
“We are here for the distribution of food and non-food items that will benefit indigenes of Anka, Gusau, Maradun, Shinkafi and Zurmi Local Government Areas of the state.
“The commission has taken this as a priority to build 500 housing units for IDPs in Borno, Katsina and Adamawa including Zamfara State, as phase one of the projects and we have gone far in this regard.
“We have received commitments from Borno, Katsina and Adamawa States to grant us 50 hectares of land.
“Resettlement of 500 households, totalling 3,000 people in each resettlement city and a transformation of lives and dignity restored,’’ he said.
He noted that the commission was at an advanced stage with public and private investors to deliver on this goal.
“Zamfara has been chosen to be part of this housing development project which will ultimately complement the laudable efforts your government has made with Ruga Project.
“As I mentioned earlier, our major priority is our people that are displaced and if Zamfara Government approved, we will build 500 households resettlement fully equipped with facilities.
“We will also provide livelihood support schemes linked to clean water and health infrastructure; as phase one is attached to hygiene maintenance, financial inclusion and the creation of jobs.
“I will like to use this medium to obtain your approval for the allocation of 50 hectares of land in a safe zone, as a follow up to earlier request.
“The approval and partnership with the commission will be of great encouragement to our investors,’’ Mohammed said.
Responding, the Zamfara Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mahadi Aliyu-Gusau, thanked the state government for the gesture.
Aliyu-Gusau said that state government had been giving relief materials to various disaster victims in the state.
“We consider this as a complement to our state government’s efforts under Gov. Bello Matawalle.
“I am giving the commission an assurance of the state government’s efforts to any Federal Government’s organisation for the development of the state,’’ the deputy governor said.
Operation Katsina: Military eliminates 392 bandits since commencement of operation – DHQ
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this while giving update of the military operations across the country at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja.
Enenche stated that the operation was launched as a subsidiary Operation under Operation Hadarin Daji to deal with the menace of banditry in the region.
He said that the troops through land and air offensives successfully degraded the bandits and other criminal elements in the two zones.
According to him, those bandits that escaped resorted to reprisal attacks on civilian targets leading to the launching of Operation Accord on June 1.
Enenche said that Operation Accord was planned by the military high command to handle the situation.
“It is a concomitant operation by all the theatres of operations in the North West and North Central regions of the country targeted at tackling banditry and other criminal activities.
“In this regard, all identified hideouts and hibernations of the enemies will be decisively cleared through land and air combat actions.
“This can easily be achieved through provision of credible information that can translate to actionable intelligence.
“Thus, the general public is hereby requested to avail the various operational outfits in their locations with this highly desirable information, to enable the Nigerian Military and other security agencies achieve the set objective,” he said.
Enenche said that the various operations had progressed successfully in all the theatres of operations in the last one week.
According to him, the significant feats achieved in this theatre include deletion of key commanders, destruction of their logistics bases and cutting off their supply routes.
“Equally, their camps have been in disarray as a result of the killing of some of their key commanders through airstrikes and artillery bombardments on their identified locations.
“This is additional to the aggressive mobile clearance operations and air interdictions.
“Thus, the terrorists now carry out attacks in depleted strength on soft targets which is being effectively countered by the gallant troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.”
Enenche added that the military high command had commended the gallantry of all the troops of Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force and personnel of other security agencies involved in various operations across the country.
He also commended the public for providing credible information that had so far facilitated the successes of these operations.
Enenche also urged the public to be proactive in providing timely information by reporting suspicious movements and strangers within their locality to troops stationed in their areas.
This, according to him, is very necessary for enhancement of operational activities.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria assures that these offensives against the common enemies of this Nation will not cease until normalcy is restored to all the troubled regions of the country,” he said.
COVID-19: Katsina govt. relaxes lockdown
This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Katsina.
“Following the drop in the spread of COVID-19 cases in the state and growing concern by the government and other stakeholders over the effect of the lockdown on the socio-economic life of the people.
“His Excellency, the governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has lifted all forms of ban and restriction orders issued under the lockdown throughout the state with effect from Tuesday, June 2,” he said.
The government warned people to strictly observe and adhere to all health and security guidelines such as wearing of face mask, maintaining social distance, regular hand washing with soap and use of sanitiser, he said.
He said residents should note that restriction on interstate travels is still in place, while “restriction on motorcycles operation between 7:00p.m. and 6:00a.m. in the state is still in force.”
“Gov. Masari appeals to people to strictly comply with the relaxation order as failure to do so will lead to total shutdown of the state,” he added.
Inuwa assured that the state government would continue to do its best to curb the spread of the disease.
Bandits kill District Head in Katsina state
Suspected bandits have shot dead the District Head of Yantumaki, Alhaji Abu Atiku, 60, in Danmusa Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State.
The state Police Public Relations’ Officer (PPRO), SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Katsina.
He said that they attacked the residence of the deceased and shot him dead.
He explained that the victims were rushed to the Danmusa General Hospital for treatment, where the district head was confirmed dead.
According to Isah, the security guard is responding to treatment.
Gov Masari mourns Katsina NUJ scribe
Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State has expressed sorrow over the death of the Secretary, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Katsina State Council, Alhaji Aliyu Yunusa Kofarsoro.
In a statement on Sunday in Katsina by Adbu Labaran, his Director-General on Media, Mr Abdu Labaran, Masari said that the state has lost “a very vibrant, dynamic and up-and-coming journalist in the prime of his life and profession”.
The governor described the deceased as having endearing attributes that should form part of the character traits of professional communicators.
He urged journalists in the state to borrow a leaf from the late NUJ scribe, by showing total love and commitment to their professional calling.
He prayed Almighty Allah to forgive the deceased his sins and rest him in paradise as well as give the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Yunusa-Kofarsoro died on Saturday in Katsina after a brief illness, at the age of 48.
He was survived by a wife and six children.
Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
Bandits kill Batsari LGA APC Chairman in Katsina State — Police
The Police Command in Katsina State said that bandits have killed Alhaji Abdulhamid Sani, Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Batsari Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday in Katsina.
“Today, 31/05/2020, at about 1:35 p.m., bandits in their numbers, attacked Sabon-garin Dumburawa in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
“The bandits begun shooting sporadically with sophisticated weapons, and killed a 55-year-old APC Chairman in Batsari local Government Area, Abdulhamid Sani, when he resisted to be kidnapped by the hoodlums,” he said.
Isah said that Operation Puff Adder and Sharan Daji have responded, and now searching the forest with a view to arresting the hoodlums.
Edited By: Angela Okisor/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)
Police kill 2 kidnappers, arrest 6 bandits, recover 130 cows in Katsina
The Police Command in Katsina State says it killed two suspected kidnappers, arrested six notorious bandits and recovered 130 rustled cows.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Katsina.
“On Wednesday at about 22:00hrs, based on intelligence report, we gathered that a notorious syndicate of bandits have escaped from the Rugu forest to avoid the present Military and Police onslaught.
“Operation Puff Adder and other police patrol teams, led by an Area Commander, raided their hideouts near Fasada village, Dutsinma.
“The police engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and succeeded in killing two kidnappers and rescued three victims,” he said.
Isah said that those arrested include Lawali Hali and Abdullahi Alhaji-Juli, from Shamushalle village in Zamfara.
Others are Rabe Bello and Auwalu Halilu from Nahuta village, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
He further said that other bandits arrested were Lawal Hassan from Wurma village in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State, and Ibrahim Sani alias Nabuhari of Gamji, Zakka in Safana Local Government Area of the state.
The police spokesman addedd that the team also succeeded in arresting six notorious bandits/kidnappers, recovered 130 rustled cows, two 225 sheep and one AK47 rifle.
Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)
Security: Gov. Masari inaugurates Katsina State Community Policing Advisory Committee
Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Thursday inaugurated Katsina State Community Policing Advisory Committee as part of measures to reduce crimes in communities across the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sanusi Buba, is the Chairman, while the Emir of Katsina and Chairman State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, is the Co-Chairman of the committee.
Other members of the committee were one representative each of the Nigerian Council of Islamic Affairs and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Alhaji Suleiman Isah Mai’adua and Rev. Audu Bakwai, respectively.
Others were representative from each of the three senatorial districts of the state, state chairman, Police Community Relations Committee while all heads of security agents in the state are members.
In his remarks, Gov Masari, said that the formation of the committee is timely considering the security challenges bedeviling the state and the country in general.
He said that the composition of the state members is good because important stakeholders were selected as members.
“Those who live in a community knows their problems and can advised on how best the community can be secured,” he said.
Masari urged the police to prosecute and punish offenders to serve as deterrent to others.
In his remarks, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Finance and Administration, Mr Abdul Dahiru, said that he was in the state for the inauguration of the committee.
Dahiru said that the aim of the present I-G, Mohammed Abubakar, is to transform the traditional policing.
He noted that it was more proactive policing strategy, by establishing partnership and collaboration between the police and members of the communities they serve.
“I wish to assure you that all relevant stakeholders and voluntary organisations duly registered will be carried alone in policing of their community,” he said.
In his remarks, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir, assured that the traditional rulers would contribute towards success of the committee.
He urged people to imbibe the habit of assisting their brothers.
Kabir, who said that community policing is good, pointed out that perpetrators of crimes must be punished for the society to live in peace.
The Emir also urged people to continue to pray for their leaders and do away with all sentiments.
Edited By: Angela Okisor/Felix Ajide (NAN)
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