The Zamfara state government has imposed a statewide curfew following the breakdown of law and order in the run-up to the declaration of the governorship election result.
A statement by the commissioner of information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara said: “The government of Zamfara state noticed with dismay the wanton destruction and vandalisation of public property and several innocent citizens are being inflicted with various degrees of injuries at the declaration of Governorship election results.”
“To guard against these acts, the government finds it imperative to impose statewide curfew from 8 pm to 6am until peace is restored,” the statement said.
Security agencies, it added, were being directed to “ensure compliance”.
Writing by Shehu Sani;Editing by Fany Olumoye, Julian Osamoto and Tony Okerafor