Bello Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara State, has imposed a curfew on Jangebe town, where 279 students of Government Girls Secondary School were recently abducted before being released.
This was announced in a statement signed by Sulaiman Tunau Anka, the state Commissioner for Information, on Wednesday.
It was learnt the dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed following an incident that occurred at the reunification of the released schoolgirls with their parents in the town on Wednesday.
One person was reportedly shot by security operatives after an angry mob opposed the state government’s insistence on a formal handover before parents could leave with the released girls.
According to Anka, the curfew was imposed to prevent further breach of peace.
The statement read: “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.”