Zamfara State Governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle has directed for the immediate closure of the popular Shinkafi International Market over the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
The Commissioner of Police, Barrister Usman Nagogo disclosed this to newsmen at the Police headquarters Gusau, Zamfara State capital.
The police boss said, “it was found necessary by Governor Matawalle’s administration to shut down the market and to restrict public movements from 8pm of yesterday (Monday) to 6am of today across the State as directed by the Federal government with a view to preventing the deadly COVID-19.
“I am advising the general public to ensure that all legitimate businesses are rounded up before 8pm of today (Monday) as security personnel would take over major streets to enforce the curfew.”
Nagogo further displayed 101 vehicles arrested for various offences related to contravening the lockdown order imposed by the State Governor Matawalle since the 26th of March 2020.
The weekly international market is normally patronised by traders from Niger Republic, Chad, Cameroon and other neighbouring countries