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Bandits’ Attack: El-Rufai imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew on Chikum LGA

“With effect from Wednesday, April 5, the curfew will be in place from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.”

• April 5, 2023
El-rufai and bandits
El-rufai and bandits composite used to illustrate the story

Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the Chikun council area following bandits’ abduction of eight schoolchildren, relaxing the 24-hour curfew imposed on Sabon Garin Nasarawa-Tirkaniya community.

“With effect from Wednesday, April 5, the curfew will be in place from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., while residents of the area can go about their activities between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.,” said Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs.

He added, “The government advises residents of the community to comply with the curfew and maintain orderly conduct as security agencies continue to work in the affected areas.”

In an update to the earlier report suggesting the kidnapping of about 10 students in Kachia LGA, the Kaduna government said it received information from security agencies that other locals were included.

“The government can confirm that eight students of the Government Secondary School, Awon in Kachia LGA, were kidnapped on Monday in the general area, along with other citizens,” he said.

Mr Aruwan explained that it had been verified that the students were not kidnapped on the school’s premises but on their way home from school when they came in contact with the bandits.

He added, “The management of the school has submitted the names and classes of the kidnapped students.”

Mr El-Rufai condemned the abduction, describing it as unfortunate and had received assurances of efforts to rescue the students and other kidnapped citizens.

According to him, the review follows close monitoring and assessment of the situation by security agencies.


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