Kajuru, Chikun Crisis: El-Rufai Extends 24-Hour Curfew

The Kaduna State Government has announced 24-hour-curfew on Kujama and Maraban Rido Communities in Chikun Local Government Area of the State over violence.

The Nasir El-Rufai led government said the curfew was to avert further breakdown of the law and order following the crisis which hit Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru LG of the state on Thursday through to Friday morning.

Three persons were said to have been killed and a house razed during the incident.

It was gathered that trouble started when the body of a Hausa boy was allegedly found in a well. In reprisal, some Hausa boys allegedly attacked Adara boys in the area.

The two Adara boys, according to a source, were coming from the market when they were attacked and beaten by some Hausa boys. One of them was rushed to the St. Gerard Catholic Hospital where he died on Friday morning.

Kujama and Mararaban Rido are two communities considered as flashpoints and some few minutes drive from the troubled Kasuwan Magani, in Kajuru LG.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, announced the government’s further review of the security situation in Kajuru LG.

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