Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has called on the people of Kwoi community in Jaba local government area to remain calm, as the state was investigating the cause of tremors that occurred on Sunday.
Residents reported several vibrations in Kwoi, with the latest occurring late in the evening, leading to fears and speculations that there was going to be an earthquake.
But the state government has moved to douse the tension and called on people to stop peddling wrong information.
In a statement issued on Sunday evening by spokesperson to the governor, Samuel Aruwan, the government said it had reported the incident to the relevant Federal Government agencies for further investigations and guidance.
“The Kaduna State Government has appealed for calm, following reports of earth tremors in Kwoi, Jaba local government area of the state on Sunday.
“The government says it has made a formal report to the appropriate authorities.
“Such agencies are expected to investigate the development, report the event precisely and issue appropriate guidance,” the statement read, adding, “In the meantime, the Kaduna State Government wants people to desist from spreading unverified information, which is only likely to create panic.”