Again, senator Yarima who was the decisive guru in Zamfara politics used his political influence to anoint Abdulaziz Yari as the running mate to Alhaji Mahmud’a Aliyu Shinkafi who was to contest the governorship election on the platform of ANPP but Shinkafi rejected working with Abdulaziz Yari for the reason best known to him, a situation that nearly created frictions in the party which would have made ANPP to lose the grip of power in the state.
Tsafe, Zurmi, Shinkafi, Maradun Vanguard gathered that operatives of the IRT, led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, were deployed to Zamafara State, by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to combat and put an end to the scourge of these bandits, who had in recent time killed hundreds of people within Tsafe, Zurmi, Shinkafi, Maradun, Maru and Brinin-Magaji, Local Government Areas of the state, leaving several others displaced.
Places that had been attacked by the bandits included Tsafe, Zurmi, Shinkafi, Maradun, Maru and Brinin-Magaji local government areas of the state.
In September of that same year, six family members and a neighbour died after eating leaf porridge, known as ‘fate’ in Shinkafi, Zamfara State.
Some of the worst affected local governments in Zamfara are Tsafe, Zurmi, Shinkafi, Maradun, Maru and Birnin-Magaji, which is Dan-Ali’s hometown.