Kaduna State

Kaduna Gov. el-Rufai Declares 24-hour Curfew In Jema’a, Kaura LGAs As Violence Spreads

Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, with immediate effect from Monday, March 21.

This was announced in a statement issued in Kaduna by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.

The Commissioner stated that following advice from security agencies, the Kaduna State Governor declared the curfew in Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas with immediate effect.

“This is to assist the security agencies to stabilise the situation in the areas, save lives and property and enable the restoration of law and order,’’ he said.

Aruwan added that security agencies have full authorisation to enforce the curfew.

“Government appeals to all residents of Jema’a and Kaura LGAs 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.

He said further updates would be issued when necessary.