Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has declared 24-hour curfew in parts of the Kaduna metropolis to forestall breakdown of law and order effective Saturday evening.
The curfew follows the breaking of stores where Covid-19 palliative food items were stored by hoodlums in Tanko Tete Street off Gwari Avenue, Kaduna on Saturday afternoon and looting of the food items including bags of rice, gari and cartons of noodles and spaghetti by residents in their thousand.
According to a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the curfew, which starts immediately was recently witnessed in Lagos and some other states across the country.
“The Kaduna state government has declared 24 hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun local government areas, effective Immediately.
“The areas are Barnawa, Kakuri, and Television in Kaduna South local government area and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi and Ungwan Romi of Chikun local government area.
“Security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute anyone found violating the curfew and those responsible for breakdown of law and order.
Security agencies have further been directed to effect the arrest and prosecution of anyone found looting and destroying properties.
“KDSG 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,” Aruwan said.