The Kaduna State Government has declared a 24 hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government areas after residents broke into a warehouse and carted away COVID-19 palliatives.
It was gathered that residents invaded the COVID-19 palliative store located at Gwari Avenue in Barnawa on Saturday afternoon October 24, and looted food items including bags of rice, sugar, salt and cartons of noodles.
A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the curfew takes effect immediately.
“The areas are Barnawa, Kakuri, and Television in Kaduna South Local Government Area and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi and Ungwan Romi of Chikun Local Government Area,” he said.
“Security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute any found violating the curfew and those responsible for breakdown of law and order. Security agencies have further been directed to effect the arrest and prosecution of anyone found looting and destroying properties.
“KDSG strongly condemns the concerted incitement being done on social media. The government appeals to all our communities to reject incitement and resist the attempt to create chaos and anarchy.”