Governor Nasir El-Rufai
Governor Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai extends 24-hour curfew to entire state

NEWS DIGEST – The Kaduna State governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, has extended curfew to the entire state, following breach of peace by some hoodlums in the wake of #EndSARS protests.

A statement by the commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the decision was taken by the state government to safeguard the lives and property of the people.

 

“The Kaduna State Government has extended all over the state the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in some communities in Chikun and Kaduna South LGAs.

“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 extension of the 24-hour curfew to all the 23 local government areas of the state is effective immediately.

“Kaduna State Government will keep the situation under review and regrets the inconvenience it may cause to law-abiding citizens.

“The state government wishes to appeal 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,” Mr Aruwan said.