Zamfara: Govt Imposes Curfew Along Sokoto, Katsina Borders

The Zamfara State Government has issued a directive for the immediate imposition of a curfew along the state’s borders with Katsina and Sokoto, effective from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am.

Alhaji Mannir Haidara, the state Commissioner for Information and Culture, revealed this to journalists in Gusau on Tuesday.

Haidara clarified that this directive forms part of the state government’s efforts to combat banditry within the region.

“As from today, the state government has ordered restriction of movement along Katsina/Zamfara and Sokoto/Zamfara borders. This include Yankara in Faskari local government, Katsina state border of Zamfara with Katsina state and Bimasa Zamfara border with Sokoto state from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am daily.

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“This is to tackle the incessant kidnapping of travellers along the Sokoto-Gusau-Funtua highway.

“This is part of the state government’s measures to reduce and address kidnapping activities by bandits, especially along highways in the state,” he said.

The commissioner, therefore, advised motorists and travellers to abide by the order, as according to him the decision was for their own safety.

“Security agencies are directed to monitor the two borders and ensure full compliance,” he said.

The commissioner added that other measures put in place were not for public consumption, assuring that Zamfara state government would continue to take measures in order to curve the menace.