Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has imposed a 24-hour curfew in seven communities within the Kaduna metropolis.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Kaduna.
NewsNet gathered that the government’s decision may not be unconnected with the looting of a warehouse in the Barnawa area of the city where COVID-19 palliatives were stored by hundreds of youths who carted away foodstuffs after forcefully gaining entry into the store.
The statement lists the communities affected by the curfew as Barnawa, Kakuri and Television in Kaduna South Local Government Area; Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi and Ungwan Romi in Chikun Local Government Area.
Aruwan said, “Security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute any 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” the statement appealed.