Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state.
Recall that the Governor had earlier imposed 24-hour curfew in some communities in Chikun and Kaduna South Local Government Areas.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security & Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed this in a statement issued in Kaduna on Saturday.
It read, “This measure is taken to help safeguard our communities, protect lives and property and contain criminal elements who are looting public and private assets.”
It further explained that the extension of the 24-hour curfew to all the 23 local government areas of the state is effective immediately.
Aruwan said the state government would keep the situation under review and regrets the inconvenience it may cause to law-abiding citizens.
He however, appealed to all residents of the state to kindly bear with the government as it takes necessary action to maintain law and order, and to protect the right of citizens to live in peace.