Gombe State Governor orders immediate closure of all Gala Houses

By Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe

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Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has directed the immediate closure of all ‘Gala Houses’ within the State.

Announcing the directive in a statement, the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, said the measure followed a series of complaints from the public on the incessant immoral, criminal activities and security breaches being perpetrated in such night clubs.

The affected Gala Houses are, the Jami’a Gidan Wanka located at Mile 3 Yola Road, Gombe, the White House Theatre (Babban Gida), located at New Mile 3 Yola Road, Gombe; the Gidan Lokaci General Merchant, located at Mile 3 Reservoir Road, Gombe and the Farin Gida Entertainment II located at Wuro Karal, Kalshingi Road, Gombe.

Furthermore, the statement listed other night clubs as the Gidan Zamani Entertainment New Mile 3, Yola Road, Tumfure, Gombe; Albarka Entertainment Located at Wuro Karal, Bypass near Hara Form, Gombe; Gala Houses Located at Kuri Town, Lubo village and Kurba village all in Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area.

“Also affected are Tauraren Wash located at Trailer Park, Bauchi Road, Gombe and Gala House located at Bajoga Town in Funakaye Local Government Area,” the statement said.

Consequently, the Governor has ordered the Nigerian Police Force, Nigeria Civil Defence Corps and the Operation Hattara to mobilise their personnel to effect the directive and ensure strict compliance.