Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has ordered the immediate reinstatement of a 24-hour curfew in Kaduna metropolis and all its environs.
The statement signed and made available to newsmen on Friday by Samuel Aruwan
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor (Media & Publicity), says the curfew would take effect as from 11am on Friday, 26th October 2018.
The new order is to prevent any breakdown of law and order following the death of HRH Agom Adara, in the early hours of today in the hands of criminals who abducted him last week.
“The Kaduna State Government has reinstated a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs, Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia,” the statement reads.
“The curfew is effective from 11am today, Friday, 26th October 2018 and will remain in force until further notice.”
“This is a necessary step to help maintain peace as we mourn the death of HRH Agom Adara, who we lost in the early hours of today to the criminals who abducted him last week.”
“The Kaduna State Government calls for calm in all our communities. The criminal elements who perpetrated this crime should not be allowed to divide us.”
“This is a struggle between good, decent, law-abiding people trying to uphold the peace and criminals who want to divide and destroy. It is not a struggle between religious or ethnic groups. Let no criminal find succour in faith or tribe.”
“Let us unite against every criminal activity. Let us stand together as human beings who have a right to live in peace.”