Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, has visited the families of two youths, who were killed in a communal clash in Kwaru and Ungwan Yero communities of Kaduna North Local Government Area, on Friday.
While assuring the families that security agencies were on top of the situation, he appealed to residents of the communities to embrace peaceful coexistence.
In a message signed by Samuel Aruwan, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity), on Friday, the Governor condemned the killings and imposed a curfew on the communities from 7 p.m. till 7 a.m., with effect from Friday.
The statement read in part: “The Governor assured the families that the law enforcement agencies have been directed to thoroughly investigate the killings, and to prosecute those involved. He appealed to the residents of the communities to reject division in the name of religion or ethnicity, and to uphold harmony in the area.
“Malam El-Rufai was accompanied by Deputy Governor Barnabas Yusuf Bala and senior government officials.
“The government has also announced a curfew in the two communities, between the hours of 7pm and 7am, effective from today. A government statement disclosed that more security agents have been deployed to the area, and appealed to residents of the communities to observe the curfew, which will be strictly enforced.”