Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has extended the 24-hour curfew to Jema’a and Kaura local councils.
The governor who disclosed this on his Twitter page on Saturday, said gunmen attacked three villages on Friday and killed nine persons.
El-Rufai said the 24-hour curfew would take place with immediate effect to contain violence, enforce order and protect lives.
“The Kaduna State Government has announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area and Chawai Chiefdom in Kauru LGA. This 24-hour curfew takes effect immediately.
“Security agencies are containing the tension arising from a clash last week over a farmland in Zangon-Kataf that community leaders tried to resolve but which seems to have escalated.”
KanyiDaily had reported that hundreds of Southern Kaduna women on Thursday took to the streets naked, to register their displeasure over the recent round of killings of their kinsmen.
Southern Kaduna has witnessed repeated killings in the past couple of days. One of such latest killings occurred on Sunday when armed men stormed communities in Kaura Local Government Area and killed 21 persons, while 31 others were injured.
KanyiDaily had also reported that some gunmen attacked Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf local government area on Monday night, which resulted in the death of 10 people, while several others were injured.