By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Kaduna State Government, on Monday, imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas of the state, following an attack that claimed over 15 lives in Kagoro community in Southern Kaduna, on Sunday night.
Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement, said the measure was to allow security agencies to save lives and property and to restore law and order in the areas.
The state government urged residents of the two local government areas to cooperate with security agencies in “the urgent task of restoring peace, law and order.”
“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 stabilise the situation in the areas, save lives and property and enable the restoration of law and order.
“Security agencies have full authorisation to enforce the curfew. Government appeals to all residents of Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas to cooperate with 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,” the statement added.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia invaded the community on Sunday night, killing over 15 people while scores were critically injured. Several houses were also razed during the attack.