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24-Hour Curfew Resumes In Southern Kaduna After Christmas Celebrations

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The 24-hour curfew that was relaxed to allow for the Christmas festivities in Jema’a and two other local governments, Kaura and Zango Kataf, in Southern Kaduna in Kaduna State has resumed.

After a meeting of heads of various security agencies in the state, the state government had on December 21 imposed the 24-hour curfew to prevent violence during the festive season.

The curfew was relaxed by twelve hours to allow Christians to observe the Christmas and Boxing Day celebration.

However, the curfew has not stopped the violence as at least six persons were killed in Goska village, Jema’a local Government Area in the early hours of Christmas day

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Scores of people have been killed in ethno-religious violence in Southern Kaduna this year alone.

As the curfew resumed on Tuesda, business and public places remained closed while movement of persons was restricted within Kafanchan metropolis.

There were security personnel on routine surveillance at strategic places within the town.

The killings in Southern Kaduna are alleged to be due to fights between the locals and Fulani herdsmen.

Apart from Kaduna, similar violence between local people, mainly farmers, and migrating herdsmen has caused the death of hundreds of people in several other states.

 

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