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Zamfara: Sharia court dissolved marriage between grandfather, granddaughter

The Higher shari’ah court sitting in Tsafe town, Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State has dissolved the marriage involving a grandfather, Musa Tsafe and his granddaughter, Wasila Isah Tsafe.

Passing the judgement, the judge, Bashir Mahe said the court after hearing from both the plaintiffs and defendants, discovered that the marriage between the couples was contrary to the teachings of Islam.

The judge said the couples union was contrary to verse 73 of Suratul Nisa’i, page 79 of Ashalul Madariki, and page s77 of Ihkamil Ihkami.

He explained that the verdict came after the inability of the counsel to convince the court why the marriage would not be dissolved.

Reacting after the ruling, the defence counsel, Ayuba Abdulahi said he was not surprised by the judgment, saying that he had lost confidence in the court.

“Since the beginning of the case, I did not have any confidence in the court considering the way and manner the judge was handling the case” he lamented.

“I have been praying the court to transfer the case to the Upper Shari’a court but the judge refused because he has an interest in the case.

“I am very much sure that my clients would go for appeal at the State Shari’a Court of Appeal”

DAILY POST gathered that the couple, Alhaji Musa Tsafe, 57 and Hajiya Wasila Isah Tsafe have been married for a number of years and the marriage has produced eight children.

Recall that the pressure to dissolve the marriage started in 2020 by the family of the couple, claiming that the marriage was not according to the provisions of the Islamic teachings but the couples rejected the idea.

The relations of the couples then took the case to the State’s Hisbah Commission in Tsafe town to dissolve the marriage but when the couples insisted that they would not allow their marriage be dissolved, the Hisbah Commission took the case to a Higher Shari’a court. Dailypost


Bandits kill six, abduct women, children in Zamfara

An unspecified number of gunmen have unleashed terror on Rijiya village in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, killing six persons and injuring many.

Some women and children were also kidnapped in the attack.

An eyewitness, who spoke with BBC Hausa, explained that the bandits stormed the community around noon on Sunday with motorcycles and started shooting sporadically resulting in the killing of the six villagers.

“We were taken unaware when the bandits stormed the community and started house to house search for women. Those who were kidnapped were mostly married women and children, including nursing babies.

“As I am talking, nobody can exactly say the number of people kidnapped as everyone was running helter-skelter for the safety of their lives,” a source said.

According to the source, the bandits penetrated the Rijiya community through the Tsafe Local Government Area of the state when some of the villagers were already on their farms.

“When we heard gunshots from the village we were apprehensive because we know that nowhere is saved in the state and most of us in the farms quickly ran away for safety.

“I can identify all those killed during the attack, they were one Rufai, Sani Lawali who is a political adviser to the Governor, there is one Murtala whom they shot at the heart and two others that brought intervention but eventually killed by the bandits,” he added.

He said the corpses of those who lost their lives in the attack were in the custody of community members and would be buried according to Islamic injunctions on Monday.

Speaking further, the source said that about five others who sustained various degrees of injuries have been hospitalized and are receiving medical attention.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, could not be reached for comment about the incident. Dailypost


Troops On Red Alert In Katsina, Kaduna, Niger As Bandits Flee Zamfara

Following renewed military operations in Zamfara and Kastina states, security forces are at a heightened state of watchfulness in border communities to check fleeing bandits from escaping the states.

In Niger State, a joint security camp set up to track fleeing bandits from infiltrating the state has killed 40 of them.

Government sources hinted that the bandits-prone states have resolved to increase security around forest reserves in the boundaries of their respective states

A security source told LEADERSHIP yesterday that in view of the new resolve, operational plans are ongoing to make it difficult for the bandits to set up camps in the forests.

Consequently, at the weekend fleeing bandits suspected to be from Kastina and Zamfara state were chased out of Kamuku, Allawa and the forest adjoining Mariga local government area in Niger State.

It was learnt at the weekend that the joint operations were sponsored  by the neighbouring states of Kaduna, Kastina and Zamfara in a renewed inter-state cooperation to fight banditry.

The security sources hinted that “the joint operations at the weekend saw to the killing of 40 of the bandits fleeing the ongoing military operation in Zamfara and Katsina states.

“We took the offensive to them following a tipoff and we set up before they could set up along the forests, and in all the operations at the weekend, 40 of them were killed. Some of them escaped with gunshot wounds and we recovered some of their arms and ammunition.

According to the source, “Unlike in the past, with the new collaboration, there is synergy among us. Now we know when they will be fleeing from one operation and the way to make sure they will not set up camp to abduct people for ransom.”

LEADERSHIP recalls that Governor Nasir el-Rufai had said in Minna recently that “the problem of banditry and insurgence has been around for a while. The governor of Niger state and I have, more than two and half years ago, presented what we felt were the solutions to banditry activities in our states.

“My advice to the new service chiefs is to look at what has been recommended and what has been done by their predecessors. So, what the new service chiefs need to do is to build on the foundation build by their predecessors.

Niger State governor Abubakar Sani Bello, on his part, has been very consistent in calling for inter-state collaborations and holding talks with his northwest and north central counterparts. Leadershipng


How corrupt staff allegedly sold, looted hospital transformer, zinc, beds, others in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Hospital Management Board has revealed that some staff of the Anka Psychiatric Hospital have allegedly connived to sell all the property of the hospital including electric transformer.

This was discovered during an assessment tour of the health facilities in the state by the management team, pointing out that it was uncovered that the staff connived to remove the zinc of most of the buildings in the hospital and sold them along with the water tank reservoir.

Addressing newsmen in Gusau, the State capital, the Executive chairman of the board, Dr. Bashir Maru said that monumental corruption is deeply rooted in the hospital.

“It will no longer be business as usual in any state government owned hospital under my watch because government cannot be investing in the health sector while corrupt elements are reaping the fruit,” he lamented.

According to him, other items removed by the staff include windows, doors, mattresses, beds in the entire administrative block and majority of the wards which stripped the hospital naked.

Dr. Maru explained that during interrogation by the management team, it was discovered that the Director of Finance and Supply was the person behind the corrupt act, in collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer.

The chairman expressed serious sadness over the development and gave them 48 hours within which to return back all they had stolen from the hospital or face persecution.

Speaking further, Dr. Maru vowed that there would be no sacred cow or untouchable as long as he remains the head of the State’s Hospital Management Board.

“They have no reason reasonable enough to sell government properties because the government was not owing them even one month salary,” the chairman lamented.

He vowed to write to the Director of State Security Services (DSS) for further action, noting that the board would no longer tolerate such criminal attitudes that are demeaning. Dailypost 


Nigeria Police kill bandit, nab gun supplier to Kaduna, Zamfara, Niger bandits

Kaduna State Police Command said its operatives repelled some bandits that attempted to kidnap five passengers along the Kaduna-Brinin Gwari highway, killing one of the criminals.

The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this in a statement, said the incident, which occurred on Friday involved five occupants of a Volkwagon with registration number DKA 539 TU.

According to him: “Following the distressed call, operatives attached to the Buruku Division of the Nigeria Police Force swiftly moved to repel the bandits numbering over 10.”

He said one bandit was killed while others fled into the forest with gunshot wounds, adding the police rescued were able to five occupants of the vehicle.

Jalige however gave the names of those rescued as Nuhu Garba, Ismail Muhammed and Halima Suleiman, the only female and Karima Ayuba all of Birnin Gwari as well as Musba’u Usman ‘M’ of Funtuwa town in Katsina State.

The police spokesman also said operatives also apprehended a gunrunner who specialises in supplying arms and ammunitions to bandits in Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara States.

He said items recovered from the arms dealers include eight SMG rifles, one pistol and 85 rounds of 7.62x39mm live ammunitions. Thenationonlineng

In Zamfara: Bandits, on reprisal, kidnap 42 persons

In Zamfara: Bandits have kidnapped over 42 persons, including women, in Gobirawar Cali village, in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

An indigene of the village, who gave his name as Malam Abdullahi, said the incident happened on Saturday after one AK-47 rifle was seized from a bandit who went to the village for a kidnap operation.

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He explained that the villagers had on several occasions been attacked by bandits, who he said had a hideout close to village.”

He, however, maintained that the police had sent personnel to rescue the kidnapped persons. Punch


Bandits attack Zamfara girls school, abduct teachers, others

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state and allegedly abducted unspecified number of people, BBC Hausa Service reports. 

According to the BBC report, the bandits stormed Government Secondary School, Moriki in Zurmi Local government area of the state on Wednesday night during a champions league match.

A local source told BBC that during the attack, the bandits brandished weapons, shot sporadically on the air and killed one person in the town of Moriki before the attack on the school.

A vigilante in Moriki also said that the bandits blocked roads leading to Moriki during La’asar prayer (3:30pm) before attacking the school in the evening.

The vigilante disclosed that the bandits were able to abduct two teachers, four cooks but were not able to reach students hostels. BBC reports that kidnapping in Zamfara was on the rise in recent times despite the concerted efforts by the security agencies to curtail the menace bedevilling North West. (Daily Trust)
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