The Kaduna State Security Council has imposed 24-hour curfew on Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas of Kaduna State with immediate effect.
A statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, said the action became necessary to protect life and property and avoid the further breakdown of law and order in the two Local Government Areas.
“All security agencies on a Special Operation in the two Local Government Areas have been directed to ensure strict compliance.
“Only essential workers and those on humanitarian services are allowed movement after due clearance by security agencies.
On Monday, at least eight people were killed while several others were injured in a wave of violence in Attakar village of Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
On Tuesday, hundreds of youths in Kagoro town went on rampage, killing two commuters and injuring others, in apparent retaliation.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that riot also broke out in Kafanchan on Monday.