Lawmaker Marries Off 105 Girls Orphaned By Bandits

A Federal lawmaker representing Maru/Bungudu Federal Constituency in Zamfara state, Abdul Malik Zubairu, has married off 105 girls.

The girls are orphans whose parents were killed by bandits.

The occasion, which took place on Saturday in Bungudu town, the headquarters of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, was graced by prominent personalities both within and outside the state.

Both the brides and the bridegroom were gorgeously dressed during the event which attracted the attention of thousands of people who attended the occasion.

The lawmaker gave the couples beds and bedding materials in addition to ₦10.5 million paid as dowry for 105 brides.

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Zubairu also provided the sum of ₦100,000 for each of the 105 bridegrooms and ₦50,000 to each of the 105 grooms to enable them to start a business of their choice.

Army Kill 11 ISWAP Terrorists In Sambisa Forest

Meanwhile, troops of the Nigerian Army have successfully eliminated 11 terrorists affiliated with the Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) during a special clearance operation in Sambisa Forest.

This development was confirmed through a statement released by the Nigerian Army on its official X Handle on Saturday.

The operation, described as a coordinated effort involving a hybrid force, targeted a known terrorist enclave in Jongo Village, situated within the notorious Sambisa Forest.

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The troops engaged the terrorists in a fierce gun battle, resulting in the death of several terrorists while others fled in disarray.

Following the initial success, the army personnel conducted further exploitation of the area ahead of the enclave.

This subsequent action led to the capture of various arms, including 99 rounds of 7.62 x 54mm ammunition on a metal link, 19 rounds of 7.62 x 39mm ammunition, three AK-47 rifle magazines, two 36-hand grenades, and two locally made firearms.

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The Nigerian Army stated that these operations are part of ongoing efforts to root out ISWAP and other terrorist elements from the region.

The statement reads, “This successful operation showcases the operational effectiveness of the Nigerian army in combating terrorism and securing the region.

“The neutralisation of ISWAP terrorists and the confiscation of their weapons will undoubtedly contribute to enhancing security and stability in the area.

“This further demonstrated the commitment of the Nigerian military to eradicating terrorism and protecting the citizens.”

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