A 24 hour curfew has been imposed on Kaduna town and environs following rumours of violence in parts of Kaduna metropolis and environs.
The curfew according to the spokesperson to the governor, Samuel Aruwan on his Facebook page is with immediate effect.
Shortly before the curfew was imposed, people around the Sabo, Narayi areas in Chikun local government area were said to be running helter skelter over news of violence.
Same applies to Kaduna metropolis and Kakuri areas of Kaduna North and South local government areas.
Some youths were said to be in possession of dangerous weapons in those areas, just as gun shots were heard in some parts of Ahmadu Bello way in Kaduna town.
At the moment, armed soldiers have taken over the town to ensure full adherence to the curfew and prevent breakdown of law and order.
Meanwhile, the curfew imposed on Kasuwa Magani in Kajuru local government area following a renewed violence where no fewer than 55 persons lost their lives is still in place.
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Worried by the unfortunate attack and killing of fifty five innocent people and also the resultant disturbance of public peace that occurred in Kasuwar Magani, Kajuru, Kaduna State on October 18, 2018 which also resulted in destruction of properties worth millions of naira,the Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested 22 suspects in connection with theincident .
This is even as the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris has deployed the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7 headquarters in charge of Kaduna , Niger and the FCT to lead the Police Special Intervention Force, comprising four units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) specially trained Anti Riot Policemen, Counter Terrorism Unit amongst others at Kasuwar Magani, Kajuru, Kaduna State.
Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood explained that the operations will cover the entire Kasuwar Magani, its environs and other flash/trouble spots in Kaduna State, adding that Police Special Intervention Forces will be working in synergy with the Kaduna State Police command to ensure that total peace and normalcy are restored.
The police spokesperson also noted that, “To achieve success in the operations, the Force will be proactive and strict in the enforcement of its mandates, Police standard operations procedures and rules of engagement. The Force will ensure the full enforcement of the curfew imposed on Kasuwar Magani and environs by the Kaduna State Government. The personnel of the Police special Intervention Force will carry out 24 hours surveillance and patrol, stop and search; continuous raids of identified criminal hideouts and black spots, with a view to arrest promptly trouble makers, their sponsors and nip in the bud any further attempt to cause violence and other criminality in the area’’.
“The deployment of the personnel will equally cover communities, towns, villages, vulnerable points, government and private infrastructures and facilities in Kasuwar Magani, Kajuru Local Government Area and environs.
“Traditional rulers, religious leaders, public office holders, politicians, opinion leaders, parents and guardians are hereby called upon to prevail on their subjects, supporters, children and wards to support the personnel of the Police Special Intervention Force in the discharge of their responsibilities, and propagate peace, demonstrate love, and tolerance to promote harmonious coexistence with their fellow citizens, irrespective of religious, ethnic inclinations and differences’’, Moshood stated.