Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jangebe town following the violent outbreak when the 279 abducted schoolgirls were reunited with their parents.
Naija News recalls that one person was reportedly shot by security operatives who allegedly opened fire after an angry mob kicked against the insistence on a formal handover before parents could leave with the released girls.
It was gathered that the Zamfara State Government had taken the schoolgirls for counseling and rehabilitation after they had regained freedom from bandits.
On Wednesday, they were brought back to the school to reunite with their family members.
Pandemonium broke out after anxious parents disrupted the speech of the Speaker of the Zamfara House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Muazu Magarya and forcefully took their daughters away.
In other to prevent further violence, Matawalle through a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Sulaiman Tunau Anka, announced a curfew which began on Wednesday.
The statement said, “Sequel to the 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 the 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.”