El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Kaduna – Days After 55 People Were Killed
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna town and environs with immediate effect.
This was announced in a short statement by the Governor on his verified Twitter handle.
“This is a notice of a 24-hour curfew imposed on Kaduna town and environs, with immediate effect. Residents are advised to comply by this directive. The decision has been taken in the best interest of the state,” Mr El-Rufai wrote.
The Senior Special Assistant to the state governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, also confirmed this on Sunday in Kaduna.
“24 hours curfew has been imposed on Kaduna town and environs. It is with immediate effect,” Mr Aruwan wrote on his Facebook page Sunday evening.
Earlier on Sunday, there was tension in Kaduna metropolis following the rumour of reprisal of the violence in Kasuwar Magani area of the state on Friday.
It was also believed that many residents of Kaduna metropolis today rushed indoors as irate youth burnt old tyres along Katsina road, Ibrahim Taiwo road, Lagos street and Ahmadu Bello way.