Zamfara Government imposes curfew on Jangebe community

Zamfara State government has imposed a curfew on Jangebe town, Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of the State.

The directive is off the back of violence and unrest that happened during the return of the schoolgirls abducted in the community school.

Jangebe became the subject of national discourse when female students of the community’s Government Day Secondary School were abducted last Friday.

Four people were reportedly shot and others injured as anxious community members and parents hauled stones at government officials for delaying the handover process and protesting the kidnappings.

The state commissioner of information, Hon. Sulaiman Tunau Anka announcing the curfew in a statement on Thursday said the unrest generated from the handover led to the curfew.

He added that the government has evidence of the market in the town aid the activities of the terrorists operating in the region.

“There is strong discovered evidence of market activities in the town that aid and abet bandits’ activities in the town and neighboring communities,” he said.

“Consequently, all market activities in the town are hereby suspended until further notice.

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

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