Governor Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has ordered the immediate closure of the Shinkafi International Market due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the State.
The development was revealed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Barrister Usman Nagogo while speaking with newsmen at the Police headquarters Gusau, Zamfara State capital.
Nagogo said, “it was found necessary by Governor Matawalle’s administration to shut down the market and to restrict public movements from 8 pm of yesterday (Monday) to 6 am 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 8 pm of today (Monday) as security personnel would take over major streets to enforce the curfew.”
The CP further displayed 101 vehicles arrested for various offences related to lockdown order imposed by the State Governor Matawalle since the 26th of March 2020.