BREAKING: El-Rufai Declares 24-Hour Curfew in Jema’a, Kaura LGAs Over Attack
- No fewer than 15 persons were killed in Kagoro on Sunday night after some suspected Fulani militias attacked residents
- Kaduna state has been marked as one of the states in recent times with incessant attacks by bandits, and Fulani herders
- The state is also known for its long history of inter-communal disputes mostly between the people of northern and southern Kaduna
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Less than 24-hours after an attack by some suspected Fulani militias in Kagoro that left over 10 people dead, the Kaduna state government says it has imposed a curfew on the affected local councils.
This announcement was made on Monday, March 21 by the Kaduna state government via its official Twitter handle @GovKaduna.
The commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan in a statement disclosed that the two local councils affected are Jema’a and Kaura local government.
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Kaduna government urges residents to comply with curfew directives
The statement said:
“Following advice from security agencies, the Kaduna State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas with immediate effect. This is to assist the security agencies to stabilize the situation in the areas, save lives and property and enable the restoration of law and order."
The state government also urged all residents of the affected communities to comply with the directives of the commission pending when peace has been restored.
It will be recalled that on Sunday, March 20 no fewer than 15 persons were killed during an attack by suspected Fulani militias in Kagoro.
NAF eliminate ISWAP leader, Sani Shuwaram
In another development, the notorious leader of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) Sani Shuwaram, has been killed.
According to reports, Shuwaram was attacked and killed by operatives of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) who carried out an air operations in the location of his settlement.
Shuwaram was reported to have been killed by multiple gunshot during the raid somewhere in Sabon Tumbuns general area of Lake Chad.
Report: Over 100 communities deserted in north central Nigeria
A new report shows that residents of over 100 communities in Kaduna state have been displaced following different bandits' attacks in the state.
The report said that the attacks were majorly due to the state's multi-layered ethnoreligious and farmer/herder conflicts that have lasted for decades.
In the research which sampled about 143 villages in seven different local government areas of the state, it was gathered that Zangon Kataf, Kauru, Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Igabi and Kajuru as of December 2020.