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Published On: Mon, Oct 22nd, 2018

El-Rufai imposes 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis

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•As police nab 30 suspects over killings

From Femi Oyelola Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state to prevent protesters from unleashing more mayhem on innocent citizens.
This is just as the Kaduna State Police Command revealed that over 30 suspects
have been arrested in connection with the killings in Kasuwan Magani, in Kajuru local government area of the state that left no fewer than 55 people dead.
It was still unclear what led to the development as at press time.
Rumours of the crisis started going round at about 4pm, when calls were received from loved ones, telling their people to stay in safe areas.
The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman disclosed during a press briefing held in Kaduna yesterday that when the command was alerted on the incident, he immediately dispatched teams of mobile and conventional policemen as well as Operation Yaki to restore normalcy in the area.
The CP said anybody that has hand in this crisis must face the full wrath of law , because lawlessness will not be allow in the state.
“We remain committed to protection of life and property of every citizens,” he said.
He appealed to the public to continue to live in peace, and assist the command with useful information.
The announcement of the curfew yesterday by the government was said to have resulted in pandemonium in the major streets of the metropolis as people rushed to return to their homes.
Our correspondent reports that major streets like Ahmadu Bello way, Ali Akilu, Kachia, Sabo Tasha and Narayi were ghost of their former selves as the people were off the roads.
Meanwhile, soldiers have taken over the streets of Kaduna metropolis.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers were seen using their trucks to convey stranded commuters to their various locations.
Equally, Kaduna State Peace Commission has called for restrain to the frequent killing of human lives and destruction of property worth hundreds of millions.
The Chief Executive Officer of the commission, Priscilla Ankut Esq made the assertion in a statement made available to the media.
According to her the sad incident that happened on 18th October 2018 at around 5.30pm, saying it is unfortunate that peace and security of Kasuwan Magani town was disturbed by the activities of some hoodlums who caused pandemonium in the market area.

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