Kaduna state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kajuru local government following rising security concerns in the area.
The curfew, which is with immediate effect. was announced by the State Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bala, on Friday in Kaduna.
“Following events in Kasuwan Magani, the dusk to dawn curfew that has been in place in Kajuru LGA has been extended to 24 hours in the entire local government area. “The 24-hour curfew in the entire Kajuru LGA is with immediate effect, and will be enforced until further notice.”
He also advised the citizens to comply and support peace efforts in the community.
Kajuru local government area has been in the news in the last two years due to incessant conflicts.
Most recent is the killing of Faye Mooney, a British tourist and Mathew Oguche, a Nigerian by unknown gunmen at the Kajuru Castle in the state.