Kaduna, Yobe states governments impose 24-hour curfew

Kaduna, Yobe states governments impose 24-hour curfew

The governments of Kaduna and Yobe states on Tuesday morning imposed a 24-hour curfew in their respective jurisdictions.

The curfew in Kaduna State came after Christian and Muslim youths clashed in Tudun Wada area of the state capital, Kaduna.

Boko Haram suicide bombers had blasted two churches in Zaria and one in Kaduna on Sunda, sparking violent reprisal attacks on the Hausa-Fulani population in the state capital.

No fewer than 74 persons are said to have died in the suicide attacks and reprisals.

This forced the state government to impose a 24-hour curfew to stem the violence while the Federal Government is said to be considering imposing a state of emergency in the state.

This is in view of the volatile nature of Kaduna State.

Although the state government relaxed the curfew by 10 hours on Monday and promised to reduce it further by 12 hours from Tuesday, the outbreak of fresh violence forced it to have a rethink.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to