The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna town and its environs with immediate effect following the recent communal clash that left over 50 people dead.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, the curfew came as tension rose in Kaduna over Thursdays crisis in Kasuwan Magani and the decision has been taken in the best interest of the state.
In his words, ‘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’.
Sources say, the tension erupted around Sabon Tasha, spilled over to Tudun Wada area and spilled to the Central market and major Ahmadu Bello way in the center of the city.