BREAKING: Another Northern Governor Shuts Schools, Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew

BREAKING: Another Northern Governor Shuts Schools, Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew

  • Students in Zamfara state have to stop learning and return home as the security situation deteriorates
  • This is the police commissioner in the state announced the shutdown of all the schools in the northern state
  • The police boss also said a curfew has been imposed with immediate effect as part of the efforts to tackle the security crisis

Gusau, Zamfara state - The Zamfara government has reportedly announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew on 13 local government areas of the state.

Daily Trust reported that the commissioner of police in the state, Ayuba Elkana, announced the curfew on Wednesday, September 1, in Gusau, the state capital.

Security Crisis: Zamfara Shuts Schools, Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew
Zamfara state government has ordered the immediate closure of schools in the state. Photo credit: Governor Bello Matawalle
Source: Facebook

According to Elkana, the 6pm to 6am curfew takes effect immediately until further notice.

The police boss said it is part of measures to tackle the growing banditry and kidnapping in the state.

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The commissioner also announced the total and immediate closure of all the schools in the state.

Elkana said the measures followed the increasing rate of attacks and abduction of school pupils, students and even teachers in schools across the state.

Channels TV cited the police commissioner as saying that the order was issued by the governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle.

Bandits attack Zamfara school, abduct students

Earlier on Wednesday, bandits once again abducted some students following an attack on Kaya Day Secondary School in Zamfara state.

The incident occurred at about 11am in Maradun local government area of the state.

However, police authorities in Zamfara have yet to confirm the incident. Sources explained that the assailants invaded the school in a large number and left with the students to an undisclosed location.

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Security crisis: Kaduna govt reopens schools for basic certificate exam

In another report, the Kaduna state government has approved the resumption of students in Junior Secondary School three (JSS 3).

This was to enable the students to participate in the forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The development was announced in a statement by Shehu Muhammad, Kaduna commissioner for education, on Wednesday, August 18.

Niger governor bans cattle markets, restricts movement of motorcycles

Meanwhile, the Niger state government has suspended all weekly cattle markets across the state as part of measures to curtail the rising cases of armed banditry and kidnappings.

The suspension took effect from Wednesday, September 1, according to a statement made available on the state governor's Facebook page. gathers that the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, announced this via a statement released on Tuesday, August 31.


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