From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
There was a pandemonium in Jangebe town yesterday, when the rescued students of GSS Jangebe were taken to their school by the state government’s delegation.
The delegation led by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Honourable Nasiru Muazu Magarya arrived the Jangebe town with the rescued students, in the evening of yesterday where the parents and guardians of the children waited several hours to take away their children.
An eye witness account, Malam Ibrahim Sani said, ” When the delegation arrived the school, they went straight to the school’s hall and began to lecture the students when the parents who were not happy with the arrangements rushed into the hall with the intention of retrieving their children”.
“Sani said, “The security personnel who were at the venue tried to prevent the parents from gaining entry into the hall”.
“But the parents insisted that they must get in and bring back their daughters since it was getting late in the evening because of the fear of bandits attacks while moving to their respective villages”.
According to him, when the delegation realized that they could not control the angry parents, they allowed them to get in an take their children.
The angry youths who were at the venue of the event, started throwing stones on the security agents, who in turn, used cannisters to disperse them, but it didn’t work.
“They later used life bullets where one person was said to have been killed and others sustained injuries”. Said Sani.
The Speaker and members of his entourage managed to escape as the place quickly turned into a battle ground between the security agents and angry mob.
Meanwhile, the state government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Jangebe town to prevent more violence in the area.
In a statement, the Commissioner of information, Alhaji Suleman Tunau Anka said “Sequel to an unfortunate civil disobedience which took place at Jangebe town after the return of the released abducted school children, the Zamfara state Government has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew at Jangebe town starting from Wednesday, 3/3/2021”.
“This is to prevent any further breach of peace’.
“Similarly, there is strong discovered evidence of Market activities in the town that aid and abet bandits activities in the town and neighboring communities. Consequently, all market activities in the town are hereby suspended until further notice”.
“The state government is poised to ensure safety of lives and properties of its citizens at all cost”.
“With this announcement, the Zamfara State Police Command is hereby enjoined to ensure total enforcement”.