Update On 24hours Curfew In Kaduna

The Polic headquarters in Abuja has dispatched a high ranking officer, an Assistant Inspector General of Police, to the troubled Kaduna state with a view to overseeing the security efforts and restore calm in the affected areas.

Those behind the crisis are to be identified and nabbed.

Kaduna state government on Sunday declared 24 hours curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs to forestall breakdown of law and order within the metropolis.

A terse statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan said the curfew is with immediate effect.

The curfew was announced three days after sectarian crises in Kasuwan Magani caused the death of as much as 55 people, while several properties were also destroyed.

The curfew was informed by fears of reprisal attacks following the Kasuwan Magani crisis last Thursday.

There have been rumours in town of fighting and crisis on Sunday afternoon and people started running around following which there were reported cases of burnt cars around Ahmadu Bello Way and sporadic gunshots were also heard around Jos road in the state.

Consequently, rhe government declared 24 hours curfew to douse tension and maintain law and order.