A 14 hour curfew has been imposed on major Niger State cities, including Minna, Bida, Mokwa, Kontagora, and Suleja.
Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu announced the restriction of movement in the state to prevent the breakdown of law and order after the announcement of presidential election results. The curfew starts at 6pm on Tuesday evening and finishes at 8am on Wednesday.
He said, “I call on all Nigerlites to eschew violence. For me, the victory of the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari and other candidates of the National Assembly in Niger state should be celebrated and not desecrated by violence. We must understand that our democracy has thrived and Nigeria as a country must remain an indivisible entity with common interest and articulated developmental aspiration.”
According to the governor, the elections were held in a peaceful manner without any irregularities and the state government will continue doi everything within its power to insure law and order. Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has also congratulated the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on his victory in the March 28 presidential election.
Yesterday Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt, the state capital, hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission announced the result of the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.