El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Kaduna – Days After 55 People Were Killed

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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.

55 Persons Killed In Fresh Kaduna Violence

Bear in mind that 55 people were killed on Thursday, October 18, during a crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.

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.



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