- A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on two local governments in Kaduna state
- The curfew was imposed over senseless killings and insecurity in the area
- Many people have been killed in these areas in recent times
As killings and insecurity continue in some areas of Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has imposed a 24-hour curfew on two local governments in the state.
The local government are Jemaa and Kaura areas of the state, Channels TV reports.
El-Rufai imposed the curfew after last night’s attack by gunmen at Zikpak, Ungwan Masara in Fantsuam chiefdom of Jemma local government, and Maraban Kagoro in Kaura local government where nine people were reportedly killed.
The United States Mission in Nigeria has expressed sadness over the development which it said came on the "backdrop of deteriorating conditions for millions of Nigerians."
In a statement by the US Mission on its website, the death of the humanitarian workers was described as a colossal loss for Nigeria and a huge setback in the fight against terrorism.
It would be recalled that on Wednesday, Boko Haram terrorists released the video showing the gruesome killing of the aid workers.
Their death came barely a month after they were abducted by their kidnappers in the northeast followed by the inability of the government to meet the $500,000 (N194million) ransom demanded by the terrorists.
Legit.ng reported that the federal government says the spate of attacks in Southern Kaduna is more complicated than many critics of the government are willing to admit.
This was made known in a statement issued by the presidency on Tuesday, July 15, as killing in the northern state continues to generate concern.
Presidency said Kaduna enjoys "comprehensive security deployments" from the troops of the Nigerian Army and Air Force but despite that, the insecurity still persists suggesting that there is more to the attacks than what people may imagine.
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