Protests rock Jangebe, Zamfara govt imposes curfew


The Zamfara state government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jangebe following the violence that erupted after the release of the abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School.

Many people reportedly sustained injuries in the community on Wednesday after violence broke out between security operatives and some youths in the community.

The youths were said to have staged a protest when the state government officials came to the town to reunite the abducted schoolgirls with their parents after their release on Tuesday.

The state’s commissioner for information, Sulaiman Anka, said the curfew took effect from Wednesday, adding that it is aimed at preventing further breach of peace.

The government also shut all market activities in the community.

“Sequel to an unfortunate civil disobedience which took place at Jangebe town after the return of the released school children, the Zamfara state government has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew at Jangebe town,” Anka said.

“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,” the statement said.

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