As violence erupts in Southern Kaduna, el-Rufai slams curfew on 3 councils

By Kabir Kajuru, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on three local government areas of the state in a move aimed at protecting the lives and properties of the people of the affected areas.
A statement by the Special Assistant ot the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan, listed the affected local government to include, Zangon-Kataf, Kaura and Jema’a.
The statement also stated that the State Security Council also at a meeting on Wednesday in Kaduna endorsed ban on processions and unlawful assembly in any part of the state.
It stated that the council took the step based on credible intelligence reports about risks to lives and property in the affected areas.
The statement added that security agencies had been empowered to arrest and prosecute any individual or groups that violate the orders.
The statement added that the Security Council also urged security operatives to ensure best practices in enforcing the directives.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai chaired the meeting with the his Deputy, Barnabas Bala and was attended by the State Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh and Director of DSS, Mohammed Wakili.
Others that attended the meeting were Brig.-Gen. I. Isa, Commander, 1 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army; Rear Adm. T. T. Dakwat, Commandant, Nigerian Navy School of Armament, Kachia, and AVM Bello Garba, Base Commander, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna.

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