Niger State Governor Lifts Curfew On Lambata Town


Niger State Governor in North Central Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, has directed the total lifting of the curfew on Lambata Town in Gurara Local Government Area of the State.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Matane, explained that the lifting of the curfew begins from Thursday 26th January, 2023.

The SSG revealed that the curfew was lifted having reviewed the security situation and return of peace to Lambata Town and environs.

The curfew earlier imposed on the 15th January, 2023 from 6:00pm to 6:00am was as a result of a violent clash that led to the killing of the Village Head of Lambata, Alhaji Muhammed Abdulsafur.

The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, CP Ogundele Ayodeji has personally visited Lambata Town and has since commenced investigation that led to the killing of the Village Head, stressing that arrests has also been made in connection with the violent clash, the statement noted.

Remain peaceful

The SSG further urged the people of Lambata and Nigerlites as a whole to always be law abiding and remain peaceful with one another regardless of social, political or religious affiliations.

“security agencies have been directed to ensure the safety of lives and property of the people of the area”.

The Governor thanked the residence of Lambata Town for their understanding in complying with the curfew.



Olusola Akintonde

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