Kaduna Govt Imposes 24-hour Curfew As Violence Resumes


The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kwaru and Ungwan Yero, two communities affected by violence.

The government, in a statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, said the decision was taken after a review of the security situation in the communities.

Residents of the two communities were enjoined to comply with the directive, as security agencies have been directed to vigorously enforce the curfew, Mr Aruwan said.

The curfew followed a fresh attack by suspected gang members on Sunday evening. They who went on rampage in Malali, a neighbouring community to Kwaru-Unguwar Yero, Kaduna State, attacking residents.

The violence is believed to be gang-related with residents saying the attackers were from Badarawa, and that they attacked residents of Unguwan Gado in Malali area of the state.

The latest incident occurs few days after two people were killed in violence in Kwaru and Unguwar Yero communities. Both communities are close to the scene of the renewed violence.


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