Breaking: As tension rises, Kaduna govt slams dusk to dawn curfew on Kajuru

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Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Kujama, Mararaban Rido in Chikun and Kajuru local government areas (LGA) to end further breakdown of law and order in the area. 

Blueprint reports that a day after the March 9, 2019 gubernatorial and house of assembly elections, 17 people were killed in Ungwar Barde, a community in Kajuru local government area.

Before then, 142 people were killed, in the run up to February 16 postponed presidential and National Assembly elections, in series of dastardly attacks and killings in the LGA and neighbouring communities.

A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the state governor, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said that the 6pm to 6am curfew takes immediate effect.  

“Security assessments have necessitated the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in all parts of Kajuru local government area, effective from today, Wednesday, 13th March 2019.  The dusk to dawn curfew is also extended to Kujama and Maraban Rido, which are in Chikun local government. 

“The curfew in the affected areas will be in effect from 6pm to 6am daily, until further notice,” Aruwan said. 

“Security agencies have been directed to ensure strict enforcement of the curfew. The Kaduna state government appeals to all residents and communities in the affected areas to bear the inconvenience of the curfew and cooperate with the security agencies,” he added.  

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