The Kaduna State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government areas with immediate effect.
In a statement, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the areas were Barnawa, Kakuri, and Television in Kaduna South Local Government Area and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi and Ungwan Romi of Chikun Local Government Area.
He further stated that security agencies had been directed to arrest and prosecute anyone found violating the curfew and those responsible for breakdown of law and order.
According to him “Security agencies have further been directed to effect the arrest and prosecution of anyone found looting and destroying properties.
“Kaduna State Government strongly condemns the concerted incitement being done on social media.
:The government appeals to all our communities to reject incitement and resist the attempt to create chaos and anarchy.”