The Kaduna State Government led by Governor Nasir El-Rufai has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas of the state.
Naija News understands that not less than 15 persons were killed and several houses burnt on Sunday after gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia invaded the Agban Kagoro community.
The State Government has received some backlash over the Sunday bloodshed.
The government had now declared a curfew to restore calmness and allow security agencies to carry out effective operations in respect to the happening.
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.”
Aruwan made it clear in the statement that the security agencies have full authority to enforce the curfew.
The government, however, 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, Naija News reports.
The government furthermore condemned the violence and all acts of lawlessness that have occurred in the area.
Meanwhile, bandit terrorists have killed the village head and nineteen residents of Ganar-Kiyawa village of Adabka District, Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Naija News gathered that the gunmen stormed the community on Sunday morning at about 8:30 am and started shooting sporadically at the villagers.
A resident of the area told Channels Television that the terrorists looted houses, shops and stole some valuables during the attack.
He said residents of the village have been sleeping in the bush for the fear of being attacked by the bandits in their homes.
The resident disclosed that the gunmen also invaded neighbouring villages, adding that bandits have been attacking communities under Adabka ward daily, Naija News reports.