The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state.
The state had earlier imposed 24-hour curfew in some communities in Chikun and Kaduna South Local Government Areas.
A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said, “This measure is taken to help safeguard our communities, protect lives and property and contain criminal elements who are looting public and private assets.”
The statement further explained that the extension of the 24-hour curfew to all the 23 local government areas of the state is effective immediately.
It said the state government would keep the situation under review and regrets the inconvenience it may cause to law-abiding citizens.
The state government 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.