Niger Governor imposes curfew on Lambata town over violent clashes


Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has imposed a curfew on Lambata Town, Gurara local government area of the state from 6:00pm to 6:00am, .

The restriction of movement begins from Sunday 15th January 2023 till further notice.

This is following violent clashes that led to the killing of the Village Head of Lambata, Mohammed Abdulsafur.

A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane on behalf of the Governor explained that in view of the unfortunate incident, the State Governor had directed that curfew be imposed in Lambata Town.

Matane disclosed that the imposition of the curfew in Lambata was to assist the security agencies to stabilize the situation in the area, save lives and enable the restoration of law and order.

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

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

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