Kafanchan resumes 24-hour curfew

Map showing Southern Kaduna
Map showing Southern Kaduna

The 24-hour curfew that was relaxed to allow for the Christmas festivity in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State has resumed.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the curfew was imposed in Jema’a, Zangon Kataf and Laura local government areas of Kaduna State following a peaceful protest that led to civil unrest in Kafanchan.

The curfew was relaxed by twelve hours to allow Christians observe the Christmas and Boxing Day festivity.

Checks conducted by NAN on Tuesday, however, revealed that there is a strict compliance with the government’s directive.

Business and public places remained closed while movement of persons is restricted within Kafanchan metropolis.

NAN further observed on Tuesday that there were security personnel on routine surveillance at strategic places within the metropolis.

Kenneth Madu, a businessman, said that the development did not favour businesses, especially during the festive season when much anticipation was on making profits.

“It is unfortunate that we had to close our shops again to remain at home,” he said.

Also, Aisha Doyaro of Garaje area of Kafanchan, urged the authorities concerned to consider further relaxing the curfew to ease the hardship faced by the people.

“There are families that survive from the daily meagre income of their breadwinners who engage in menial jobs and petty trade,” she said.

(NAN)


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  • Truly fulani

    Due to the imposed curfew residents are bearing the cost of untold hardship instigated by their crude behaviour of attacking a governor. The elites that incite the southern kaduna people agains a gov’t working hard to resolve a longstanting feud and bloodshed are there in the comfort of their homes at various cities while the poor villagers starve. Just to serve their parochial interest of blackmail and hatred for el-rufai, they criticize every meaningful effort he proffers without any constructive way out. They go as far as telling the govt to hands off security that they will secure themselves even when villages are frequently burnt down without a single casualty on the aggressors. My candid advice is, the southern kaduna elites should allow their representatives in govt and community leaders to work with elrufai in solving this mess but if due to ego they feel they have a better solution, then we dey watch!