The Zamfara State Government has shut down the offices of NTA, Pride FM, Gamji TV and Al’umma TV in the state for covering the political gathering of the PDP governorship candidate, Dauda Lawal.
It was gathered that the event took place on Saturday at the residence of the PDP candidate in Gusau GRA-Ring Road.
The decision was announced on the state radio on Saturday evening by the state commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara.
The government also directed the state commissioner of police, Yusuf Kolo, to arrest all journalists that attended the event.
Although Mr Dosara did not reveal reasons for closing the stations, informed sources said the reason might not be unconnected with the stations’ live coverage of the political gathering of Mr Lawal.
Our Corespondent in Sokoto state Aminu Ladan reports that the state government on Friday announced a total lockdown in Anka, Bukkuyum and Gummi Local Government Areas, following the resurgence of banditry attacks on communities.
The government also ordered the immediate suspension of all APC meetings and activities as part of his government’s concern and sympathy to the affected people and communities.