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Zamfara imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew

The Zamfara State government imposed a statewide curfew after the gubernatorial election.

This comes after Governor Bello Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress lost his re-election bid to Dauda Lawal Dare, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart.

Ibrahim Dosara, information commissioner, said the measure was taken to control the violence. The statement read;

“The Zamfara State Government has witnessed with dismay the wanton destruction and vandalism of government and public property and assets where several innocent citizens are harmed to varying degrees in the name of celebrating yesterday’s declaration of results gubernatorial elections.

“Reports available to the government indicate that lives have been lost, homes and belongings destroyed and shops robbed.

“To guard against these acts, the government deems it imperative to impose a statewide curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until peace is restored. Security agencies are therefore called upon to ensure compliance.

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