Zamfara Govt Declares Curfew from dusk-to-dawn in Jangebe town in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Sulaiman Anka, who is the Commissioner for Information in the Zamfara, announced this to the press
He noted that the government’s decision was in reaction to the unfortunate civil disobedience that took place in the town
Following the return of the released abducted school children.
He explains that the curfew, which will come into effect today, is necessary to prevent any further breach of peace.
“Similarly, there is strong discovering evidence of market activities in the town that aid and abet bandits’ activities in the town and neighbouring communities.
“Consequent on this all market activities in the town are on hold with immediate effect until further notice”
According to him, the safety of the lives and properties of the residents at all costs a priority to the State government.
As a result of the announcement, Anka called on the Zamfara State Police Command to ensure total enforcement of the government’s directives.
On February 26, Nigerians woke up to the sad news of an attack on the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe by bandits.
While the police authorities in the state says a total of 317 girls were abducted from the schools,
some of the schoolgirls manged to escape from the armed men.
After spending four nights in the custody of the bandits, the remaining 279 students were freed says Bello Matawalle.
But the release of the girls met another unfortunate incident that led to the death of one person in Jangebe.
Reports says the victim shot by security operatives who opened fire at angry mob kicked against the insistence on a formal handover the girls’
This prompted the state government to impose a curfew on the town.
Suspend market activities to prevent a further breakdown of law and order