Mamuda Aliyu Shinkafi

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Mamuda Shinkafi is a Nigerian politician. He was elected governor of Zamfara State in 2007 on the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) slate.[1] Later in 2008, Shinkafi defected to the rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), causing considerable controversy.[2] In January 2009 the Zamfara State government refuted media reports that Shinkafi was running an illegal security outfit and terrorising politicians.[3] In September 2009, a Zamfara state court sentenced an ANPP politician to three years in jail for saying that Shinkafi's administration lacked focus and had misappropriated public funds.[4]


  1. ^ "Alh. Mamuda Aliyu Shinkafi: A governor like no other". Daily Triumph. March 6, 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  2. ^ "Defection: ANPP drags Shinkafi to court • He deceived us, says Ume-Ezeoke". The Daily Sun. January 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-15.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Shinkafi Denies Illegal Security Group". Leadership (Abuja). 31 January 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  4. ^ "Court sentences Takoya 3 years behind bars". Daily Triumph. September 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-09-15.