Kaduna State government has imposed a 24hrs Curfew on the 23 local government areas, hours after residents broke into a COVID-19 palliatives warehouse in Barnawa to cart away all the food items.
The government which had earlier imposed the curfew on Barnawa, Television, Sabon Tasha, Mararaban Rido, Romi, Kakuri, and Narayi, extended the curfew to all local governments area in the State.
A statement announcing the curfew, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said “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.
“KDSG 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.