Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has directed the total lifting of the curfew on Lambata community in Gurara Local Government Area of the State earlier imposed on the 15th January, 2023 from 6:00pm to 6:00am as a result of a violent clash that led to the killing of the Village Head of Lambata, Alhaji Muhammed Abdulsafur.
A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane explained that the lifting of the curfew begin from today 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 Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, CP Ogundele Ayodeji had personally visited Lambata community 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.
The SSG 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.
According to the SSG, “security agencies have been directed to ensure the safety of lives and property of the people of the area”.
Ahmed Matane revealed that the Governor thanked the residence of Lambata Town for their understanding in complying with the curfew.
It would be recalled that the Governor has earlier declared curfew in Lambata following a violent clash that led to the killing of it’s Village Head, Alhaji Muhammed Abdulsafur.