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Communal clashes: Gov Bello imposes curfew in Lambata

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has imposed a curfew in Lambata, Gurara Local Government Council of the state following violent clashes that led to the killing of the Village Head of Lambata, Mohammed Abdulsafur.

This is contained in a statement issued to Newsmen in Minna by Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane.

The statement said in view of the “unfortunate incident”, the State Governor directed that curfew be imposed in Lambata town from 6:00pm to 6:00 am, beginning Sunday, January 15 till further notice.

Mr Matane said the imposition of the curfew in Lambata was to assist the security agencies to “stabilise the situation” in the area, save lives and “enhance steady restoration of law and order”.

“The Government has condemned in strong terms the violence act of lawlessness that has occurred in Lambata Town,” he stated.

The State Government called on the residents of the area to cooperate with the security agencies in the urgent task of restoring peace in Lambata, while urging security agencies to ensure the enforcement of the curfew.

Reporting by Aliyu Lawal; Editing by Fany Olumoye, Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor