Fresh youth restiveness: Kaduna reinstates 24-hour curfew

Business activities in Kaduna metropolis were on Tuesday disrupted following fresh youth restiveness.

There was pandemonium in the city centre as residents, including civil servants and traders, were seen running to security establishments and worship places for protection.

Markets, motor parks, banks and public offices were hurriedly closed due to the unrest.

Billowing smoke was sighted around Tudun Wada, Rigasa, Tudun Nupawa and Nasarawa areas as aggrieved youth took arms in continuation of the violence that erupted in the city on Sunday.

Some security personnel drafted to quell the situation and innocent persons were seen with various degrees of injury following the unrest.

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Saidu Adamu, the Commissioner for Information in Kaduna State, says the state government has reinstated a state-wide 24-hour curfew following fresh youth restiveness in parts of the state.

The commissioner told newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday that the restoration would enable security agencies to maintain peace in some parts of the state.

According to him, a 24-hour curfew was imposed on the state on Sunday but was later relaxed by 12 hours on Monday.

He said youth in Trikania and Gonin-Gora in Kaduna attacked residents and travellers on the Abuja-Kaduna High Way in protest against the Sunday explosion in three worship centres.

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He said the situation had been brought under control following the deployment of security personnel to Tudun Wada, Tudun Nupawa, Badiko, Rigassa and Kaduna Central Market.

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