The Zamfara State Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew accross the state.
Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Bello Dankande Gamji, announced the decision in Gusau on Wednesday, saying that the curfew cover all the 14 local governmets in the state.
The commissioner who addressed the press with the State Commissioner of Police, Celestine Okoye, by his side, explained the curfew, which is from 7pm to 7am, became unavoidable in view of the security threat bedeviling the state. He said the police will be everywhere in the state to enforce the curfew.
According to Dankande, most of the crimes committed were organised and perpetrated with some commercial motorcycle riders and tricycle operators.
“We know that the action could be considered harsh or hard on our people but such measures are must be taken in order to safeguard our people, protect lives and property, ensure that peace prevail in all corners of our state,” he explained.
He also confirmed that recently, a woman and her child were abducted when they boarded a tricycle on their way home.