The Kaduna State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas of Southern part of the state.
Samuel Aruwan Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement.
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He said this followed advice from security agencies, after break of law and order in the region.
The statement said the measure will assist security agencies to stabilise the situation in the areas, save lives and property and enable the restoration of law and order.
Aruwan said security agencies have full authorisation to enforce the curfew.
“Government appeals to all residents of Jema’a and Kaura local government areas to cooperate with the security agencies in the urgent task of restoring peace and upholding law and order.
“Government condemns the violence and all acts of lawlessness that have occurred in the area.,” he said.
Daily Trust had reported how angry youth attacked travellers and in the process killed a resident of Kafanchan.