The governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir Elrufai has again imposed 24 hours curfew in the state.
He advised residents to comply with this directive, saying “the decision has been taken in the best interest of the state.”
This is a notice of a 24-hour curfew imposed on Kaduna town and environs, with immediate effect.
Residents are advised to comply by this directive.
The decision has been taken in the best interest of the state.
— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) October 21, 2018
Also the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7, Taiwo Lakanu, to lead a police intervention force to Kaduna to ensure that normalcy return to the area.
55 people were killed on Oct. 18 crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
A similar crisis in February left more than 10 people dead in Kasuwan Magani, while 65 suspects involved in the crisis were arraigned in court but the case is still ongoing.
Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the violence on Sunday in Abuja.
He said that the police deployed included four Police Mobile Force (PMF) units, Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Conventional policemen, Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS), Intellegemce Response Team (IRT) and Technical Intelligence (TIU) among others.
Moshood said that the operations would cover the entire Kasuwan Magani and its environs and other flash spots in the state. He also said that 22 suspects directly involved in violence have been arrested and are in police custody assisting the police in the investigation.
The spokesman also said that some prominent personalities kidnapped during the violence have also been rescued and reunited with their families.