Fresh 24-hour curfew declared in Southern Kaduna towns

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

The Kaduna State Security Council has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas of Kaduna State with immediate effect.

Gunmen invaded different communities in the two local governments of Southern Kaduna, within 24 hours, killing at least 14 people and destroying several properties.

The first attack occurred on Sunday in Bakin Kogi, Kaninkon Village, in Jema’a Local Government Area at about 5:30 p.m.

The casualty in Jema’a is uncertain as the attackers were believed to have been repelled by security officials.

About 12 hours after the Jema’a attack, gunmen on Monday killed 14 persons and injured many others in an attack on Ashim village, Takad chiefdom of Kaura Local Government Area.

A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity on Tuesday, said imposing a curfew in the affected LGAs became necessary to protect lives and properties and to avoid the further breakdown of law and order.

He said all security agencies on a special operation in the two Local Government Areas have been directed to ensure strict compliance.

“Only essential workers and those on humanitarian services are allowed movement after due clearance by security agencies,” Mr Aruwan added.

Hours after the Kaura attack, the state government announced on Monday that the Garrison Commander of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the state’s Commissioner of Police have relocated to Southern Kaduna.

This according to the government is to enable the army commander, Ismaila Isa, a brigadier general, and police commissioner, Agyole Abeh, coordinate a determined response to renewed attacks by armed bandits on communities in the two local governments.


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  • ed

    Fulani terrorist herdsmen continues the massacre of innocent Christian children, farmers and burning churches. El Rufai continues denial of the death of thousands of innocent Nigerian.

  • Tum Nathaniel

    Governor el-Rufai where are the Fulani’s terrorists you paid to stop the killing in southern Kaduna?????

    • Ahmad

      Where is terrorist zamani lekot

      • suleiman

        Where are Alhaji Tanko Kumatu and Mato who instigated the Zangon Kataf Market riots? Where is Alhaji Dabo Lere who as governor protected them, shielded and lodged them at the Kaduna State Guest houses in Kaduna? May be you should answer these questions first.

  • George

    I saw this paint seize good for nothing El rufai at the Lagos international airport last Thursday going to London. He was behind me at check in point and everyone was surprised seeing him and his men taking normal route instead of the VIP route.

    I learned he was rushing to London when he discovered Saraki and Dagara have relocated their offices to London just to belong.

    Seeing him you don’t need to ask how Lucifer looks like

  • suleiman

    Gov. El-Rufai, Is 24-hour curfew the only solution you know to this problem? If the size if your brain is the same as your physical size, then one is not surprised that you can’t govern the state. Please resign and let peace reign. You are the problem. By the way, the Christmas day attacks in the Kaningkon chiefdom occurred during the 24-hour curfew, therefore, the curfew really does not stop the terrorist from attacking!

  • Gary

    Locking the stables after the horses have bolted. El-Rufai is very good at imposing curfews on the victims after the murderers have fled.
    So Minister Lai Mohammed, is it still a fallacy that the Christians of Southern Kaduna are under siege? Do we have your permission to complain and ask God and people of goodwill to help save these people from genocide?

    • AryLoyds

      The killings are a Jihad by the Fulanis on christians in the north , God will fight for them , these killings are why people in the south want out.

      • Ahmad

        It’s actually a revenge for the Muslims killed by pple of southern Kaduna zangon kataf, kafancan and gonin gora.

      • Tahir Bunu-hamza

        Fulani had never and will never kill any Christian for his religion. Even before, during and after the Jihad of the Sokoto Caliphate, not a single Christian was a victim of that Jihad.

        • AryLoyds

          Taqiyya 🙂

          • Tahir Bunu-hamza

            ……and Taqiyya what???

          • AryLoyds

            You know in Islam it is permitted to lie , just as you are doing !

    • Ahmad

      Where were u when zamani lekot led massacre of Muslims in zangon kataf? Its a payback time

      • suleiman

        Haba Ahmad, What kind of Islam are you practicing? Haven’t you read the verses in the Qur’an that say if you kill one person except during war, you have killed the whole of humanity. For you info, Zamani Lekwot did not kill one single soul in Zango Kataf. What Babangida did was to frame Lekwot as a payback for old time rivalry. Zamani Lekwot was never convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction. A military tribunal is not a competent court of jurisdiction! Even at that the Justice Ovie Whiskey was a Kangaroo court monitored by IBB to satisfy his blood-thirsty pot belly. You are not fit to live if killing innocent farmers is payback time. You may be winning now, but not for long. Soon the corpse of your headmaster will arrive and all this Fulani killing will stop.

  • Tunde

    Don’t we have trackers! Why don’t you send the army after them! Surely they left a trail!!!! FOR GOODNESS SAKE GO AFTER THEM NOW!!!!!! Protect our people and send a clear message! These people are not Ghosts!

  • Otile

    We were lied to that Yar’Adua was playing squash in the holy land, but when his corpse was returned we found what happened. Up till today nobody knows what killed Umaru. Under that claim of piety Turai and the cabal gladly looted and shared our money in the name of one indivisible Nigeria.

  • LionHeart

    They are probably the deadly Fulani herdsmen. I hope no Christian was killed this time. The only way El-Rufai will be serious about this is when one of his close relatives becomes a victim.