The Kaduna State Government on Monday imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas of the state following the violence that claimed over 15 lives in Kagoro on Sunday night.
The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who announced this in a statement, said the measure was to allow security agencies to save lives and property and restore law and order in the areas.
The state government appealed to residents of Jema’a and Kaura LGA to corporate with security agencies with “the urgent” task of restoring peace, law and order.
The statement titled, ‘KDSG declares 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura LGAs,’ read, “Following advice from security agencies, the Kaduna State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas with immediate effect.
Aruwan added that the curfew 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.
“A statement from the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs said that that security agencies have full authorization to enforce the curfew.
According to him, the 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.
“Government condemns the violence and all acts of lawlessness that have occurred in the area.