Kaduna Explosions: Governor Yero declares 24-hour curfew

Scene of the Kaduna bomb blast

Yero blames the explosions on ‘agents of darkness’ bent on soaking the land with the blood of the innocent.


The Kaduna State Governor, Ramalan Yero, has declared a 24-hour curfew in Kaduna metropolis following the multiple deadly explosions that rocked the city Wednesday, killing dozens.

Governor Yero condemned the explosions, describing the acts as the height of ‘cowardice’ by those bent on creating tension in the state.

He said the curfew, which took effect immediately, became necessary to enable security agencies to restore normalcy to the troubled city.

A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Ahmed Maiyaki, quoted Mr. Yero as blaming the explosions on ‘agents of darkness’ bent on soaking the land with the blood of the innocent.

“Enemies of peace have visited us with their ungodly venom of wanton destruction of human lives,” the governor said. “This blast, coming in the Holy Month of Ramadan, is a clear indication that those behind the act have no iota of fear of God as they have none for the sanctity of human life.”

Mr. Yero said despite the success recorded in improvement of security in the state, it had now become obvious that more still needed to be done to safeguard the lives and properties of residents at all times and in all places.

He called on the people of the state to consider such unwarranted attacks on innocent people across the state as aggression by evil against good that must be collectively condemned by all.

The governor urged residents of the state to be more vigilant with happenings around them and avoid unnecessary crowded areas.

He also advised residents to provide more support to security agencies by providing useful information on suspicious movements and persons within and around their communities.

“The time has come for us to eschew all our differences and confront these brazen attacks as a united people,” Governor Yero added. “Those behind these attacks have no regards for whatever diversity as their victims cut across all ethnic and religious divides. It is a responsibility on all of us to unite against this common enemy.”

The governor also commiserated with the families of victims of the blasts and directed security agencies to intensify surveillance while also pursuing the perpetrators of the blasts.


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  • redeem

    keep quiet my friend–the socalled agents of darkeness are your Fulani tribes men and women-from the West African Sub-region–posing as Nigerians-take the DNA of those killed and see if u will find a single Fulani blood among them-this is what Islam imported from Saudi Arabia into Nigeria-now stands for–in the Third World–blood tears and sorrow-Yet they want Nigerians to vote for them in APC-animals

    • larry

      Yes you are correct the fulani / kanuri are the problem .

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  • Ayo

    But the Palestinians are making impossible demands. They prolong their own misery. They deny Israel’s right to existence. Any human being or living thing that finds themselves in the world, has the right to be here! They want (east) Jerusalem as their capital! The Palestinians are asking for their land to be turned into Hiroshima the moment they upgrade their homemade missiles to mainstream weapons of mass destruction and launch them into Israel! Self defence is a natural right. Their best friends should ask them to seek political solution and concede their two impossible demands. Military solution is clearly unsustainable and unworkable with world military super power, Israel. Palestinians and their friends should get real!

    • vansegzy

      I can see the side you are firmly on.
      But lets look at the Historical root of Palestinian dissent.
      As at 1948, Isreal wasnt as big as it is now, neither was Palestine as small as its present confinement to the Gaza Strip and the West bank.
      The isrealis took advantage of the 67 and 73 wars against Arab Nations (NOT PALESTINE) to grab land and further Push the Palestinians out of the Land. Now we can argue about who historically and Biblically owns the land, but as at 1948, the Palestinians were on the Land. Sympathies generated by the Holocaust prompted international action in creating a Jewish State on the Palestinian Grounds.
      But after all these Wars, the isrealis have refused to go back to Status quo as regarding boundaries. Even the Golan heights shared with Syria are disputed with isreal.
      Its is this 47year long Land Grab by the isrealis coupled with mismatched aggression that have fueled Palestinian anger. I cut the Palestinians some slack… No one can endure such without reaction… and the outlet for Palestinian anger has been Hamas.
      That been said, i support isreals right to Life and to defend itself, but its actions in doing that only breeds more contempt considering the Historical context above. Isreals backers need to know Isreal is no longer a Nation under threat, it has grown to become a Military Giant, so this Paranoid excuse of Self Defense while executing Genocide should stop. As the Stronger Nation it should take a Lead in finding a Politcal Solution.
      Lift the seige, stop settlements… That alone will go a long way.