Zamfara govt declares curfew, suspends market activities in Jangebe
The Zamfara State Government has declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jangebe town in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state.
Commissioner for Information, Sulaiman Anka, announced this in a statement on Thursday.
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.
The commissioner explained that the curfew, which came into effect on Wednesday, was imposed to prevent any further breach of peace.
“Similarly, there is strong discovered evidence of market activities in the town that aid and abet bandits’ activities in the town and neighbouring communities.
“Consequently, all market activities in the town are hereby suspended until further notice,” he said in the statement.
According to him, the state government is poised to ensure the safety of the lives and properties of the residents at all costs.
As a result of the announcement, Anka called on the state Police Command to ensure total enforcement of the government’s directives.
Recall that bandits had, on February 26, stormed Government Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe, abducting 279 students.
After spending four nights in the custody of the bandits, the students were released.
However, tragedy struck yesterday during a reunion of the freed girls with their families with one person reportedly shot dead.