By Ismail Auwal
The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas of the state.
The State Commissioner for internal Security, Samuel Aruwan, while disclosing this to newsmen noted that the curfew was with immediate effect.
According to Aruwan, the curfew was based on advice from security agencies.
The development followed attacks in Mararaban Agban, Agban, and Adan communities.
At least 23 people were said to have been killed as a result of the attacks.
Several people were also reported to have been injured, while approximately 70 houses torched.
“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,” he said in a statement.
Aruwan said the security agencies have been fully authorised 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,” he added.
Speaking further, Aruwan said, “Government condemns the violence and all acts of lawlessness that have occurred in the area. Further updates will be issued as necessary.”