Kaduna State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on two more Local councils of Jema’a and Kaura. This followed an earlier curfew order placed on Kauru and Zangon-Kataf local councils.
The state governor, Ahmed Nasir El-Rufai, had on Friday night on his Twitter handle, disclosed that unknown gunmen had in the early hours of that Friday, attacked three villages, killing nine persons.
According to the governor, the 24-hour curfew would take place with immediate effect to contain violence, enforce order and protect lives.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna Peace Commission, in partnership with Mercy Corps, organised a two-day training for reconciliation committees from the crises axis, as part of an effort to end the crisis.
Executive Vice-Chair, Kaduna Peace Commission, Priscilla Ankut, said the training would provide additional skills and capacity to make them more educated and competent to handle emerging conflicts in the axis.
“No fewer than 50 gunmen invaded Zikpak and shot sporadically before taking over the Ungwan Masara and Maraban Kagoro. Eleven people sustained injuries. Houses were also burnt. The three affected communities were Zikpak, Ungwan Masara, in Fantsuam Chiefdom of Jema’a Council and Maraban Kagoro, in Kaura Council.
When contacted, the Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige neither picked nor returned the calls, as at the time of filing this report.