The Kaduna State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas with immediate effect following advice from security agencies after an attack on Agban Kagoro and environs by suspected Fulani militias leading to loss of lives and properties.
A statement from Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, explained, “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. This 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 further explained that the security agencies have full authority to enforce the curfew.
The government appealed 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.
The government, however, according to the statement, condemned the violence and all acts of lawlessness that have occurred in the area.