The Zamfara State Government has imposed a state-wide curfew following the violence that greeted the announcement of the governorship election results.
Zamfara Information Commissioner Ibrahim Dosara said this in a statement he issued on Tuesday, about 24 hours after the governorship poll results were declared.
“The government of Zamfara state has noticed with dismay, the wanton destruction and vandalisation of government and public property and assets where several innocent citizens are being inflicted with various degrees of injuries in the name of celebration of yesterday’s declaration of Governorship election results,” the commissioner said.
“Reports available to the government indicate that in lives were lost, houses and personal effects were destroyed, and shops were burgled. To guard against these acts, the government finds it imperative to impose a statewide curfew from 8 pm to 6 am until peace is restored.”
“Security agencies are therefore directed to ensure compliance,” he added.