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Matawalle Imposes Curfew, Suspends Market Activities In Jangebe




The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Zamfara, Bello Matawalle winner of the state’s governorship election.

Ijeoma Okeke

The Zamfara State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jangebe town of the state.

This followed the incident that occurred at Jangebe town, when the 279 abducted schoolgirls of Government Secondary School were reunited with their parents.

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It was gathered that one person was reportedly shot by security operatives who opened fire after an angry mob kicked against the insistence on a formal handover before parents could leave with the released girls.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Sulaiman Tunau Anka, announced the curfew which began on Wednesday.

The statement 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 at 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.

“The State Government is poised to ensure safety of lives and properties of its citizens at all cost.

“With this announcement, the Zamfara State Police Command is hereby enjoined to ensure total enforcement.”

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