Zamfara slams curfew on Jangebe town after Wednesday’s unrest

Zamfara State Government has imposed curfew on Jangebe community following Wednesday’s crisis in the town during the reception for recently released students of Government Girls Secondary School.

According to the state government, the measure, which is a dust to dawn curfew was imposed by the state government to prevent any further breach of peace.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Sulaiman Tunau Anka on Thursday announced the decision of the state government in a statement he issued to newsmen on Thursday in Gusau, the state capital.

Violence had erupted in the community on Wednesday when a mob invaded the venue of the reunion of the freed 279 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe at the school premises.

During the pandemonium, one person was feared dead and two others reportedly sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Anka said: “Sequel to an unfortunate civil disobedience which took place at Jangebe town after the return of the released abducted school children, the Zamfara State Government has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Jangebe town starting from Wednesday, 3/3/2021. This is 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 the state government is poised to ensure safety of lives and properties of its citizens at all cost and called on the state police command to ensure total enforcement of the curfew in the community.

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