The Kaduna State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas of Southern Kaduna with immediate effect.
The decision followed an advice to that effect from security agencies.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, said the development was 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.
The government therefore, to appealed 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.
This is just at it condemned the violence and all acts of lawlessness that have occurred in the area.
Meanwhile, suspected militias have killed 15 in a fresh Southern Kaduna attack
The militias in a fresh attack on Sunday night at Agban Kagoro, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state, killed about 15 people, a local said.
” I can not ascertain the number of those injured and houses razed down by the attackers.”
“I was able to count and get about 15 people killed. There is the likelihood that there are those killed in their houses while others could have died in the buses as a result of gun wounds they sustained.”
“I could not get the number of those injured and the houses burnt by the attackers, the destruction made was so terrifying.”
“The destruction made by the attackers last night (Sunday) was so terrifying as the suspected Fulani militias came in their large numbers and well organised. They came with sophisticated weapons and carried out their acts of destroying both lives, houses and property of the natives.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said he was going to find out from the Police Area Commandant, Kafanchan.