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24-hour curfew imposed on Kaduna community as tension mounts - report

The Kaduna state government on Thursday, October 18, reportedly imposed a 24-hour curfew on the Kasuwan Magani community situated in Kajuru local government area of the state.

The government’s decision was contained in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity.

The statement obtained by said that the curfew takes immediate effect.

According to the government, the curfew is to prevent breach of law and order in the area.

It was learnt that there was tension in the community even though the government did not provide details of what led to its action.

The report also stated that the community has a history of religious violence. reported earlier that two policemen were killed after reportedly being shot by unknown gunmen on Wednesday morning, October 17, along Nnamdi Azikiwe bypass in Kaduna state.

The Sun, citing unofficial sources, reports that five other policemen were critically injured injured during the attack.

The newspaper stated that some of the survivors were rushed to the emergency unit of Saint Gerald Catholic Hospital.

However, the reported attack could not be confirmed by the police public relations officer for Kaduna police command, DSP, Yakubu Sabo, who was yet to confirm the said attack on the policemen.

It also reported claims that unknown gunmen on Wednesday, October 17 killed two policemen and and injured five other officers in Kaduna state.

It was learnt that the Saint Gerald Hospital spokesperson, Sunday Ali, confirmed that their bodies had been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.
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