The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has ordered the immediate closure of some media outlets in the state for allegedly violating journalism laws.
This is stated in a statement signed by Ibrahim Dosara, the Commissioner of Information.
“The Zamfara State Security Council has approved and ordered the closure of some media outlets in the state for violating journalism laws,” according to the statement.
Radio Nigeria, Pride FM Gusau, NTA Gusau, Gamji Television, Vision FM, and Al Umma TV are among the media outlets affected.
According to the statement, the government also directed the state’s Commissioner of Police to arrest all journalists who attended the event hosted by PDP governorship candidate Dr Dauda Lawal Dare.
“An order has been issued to the Zamfara State Police Commissioner to arrest anyone who disregards this order,” according to the statement.
The Zamfara State Government had previously announced a suspension of all political activities, as well as new security measures, in response to the resurgence of insecurity in the state.
However, the PDP went ahead and received political decampees on Saturday, resulting in a clash in the state between some PDP supporters and the All Peoples Congress (APC).