Governor Nasir El-Rufai has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas of Southern Kaduna with immediate effect.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, said the curfew followed advice from security agencies.
Aruwan said: “This is to assist the security agencies to stabilize the situation in the areas, save lives and property and enable the restoration of law and order.
“A statement from the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs said that security agencies have full authority 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.
“Further updates will be issued as necessary.”
Terrorists had on Sunday night, in a renewed ‘deadly’ attack, stormed Marraban Agban community, Kagoro, in Southern Kaduna and left a trail of blood and sorrow.
Speaking on the attack, Senator Shehu Sani said: “The Yesternight deadly attacks on Marraban Agban community, Kagoro, in Southern Kaduna by terrorists is nothing but an act of crime against humanity.
“They left a trail of blood, tears, and sorrow. The Government must wake up and end these atrocious terrorists’ extermination campaigns.”