BREAKING: Osun Government Declares Two Day Curfew In Ife Over Tribal Clashes

The Government of Osun has declared a two day curfew in entire Ile-Ife City, State of Osun.
A statement by Semiu Okanlawon, Director of Communications and Strategy to the Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola said the curfew was necessitated by the breach of the peace in the area which has led to avoidable destruction of lives and properties.
The curfew, which will be between 6pm to 7am, will be in force till Friday.
The statement further added the curfew takes effect from today Wednesday March, 8th, 2017.

Kaduna announces further relaxation of curfew in Jema’a, Kaura, Zangon Kataf LGAs

The Kaduna State Security Council on Tuesday in its 41st meeting reviewed the current security situation in the State.
The Council deliberated on the security situation in Jema’a, Kaura and Zangon Kataf Local Government Areas in Kaduna South Senatorial District. Following its assessments of reports from the field, the Security Council relaxed the 24-hour curfew in Kaura local government Area. The curfew is now from 7pm to 6am daily.
Last week, the Council relaxed the curfews in Jema’a and Zangon Kataf Local Government Areas to 6pm to 6am. Today, the Council further relaxed the curfews in these two local governments to 7pm-6am.
The Kaduna State Security Council meeting, which  was chaired by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, had in attendance, the Deputy Governor, Arc. Barnabas Yusuf Bala, HRH Alhaji Shehu Idris, Emir of Zazzau, HRH Alhaji Zubair Jibril Maigwari II, Ameer of Birnin Gwari, HRH Paul Zakka Wyom, Kpop Gwong, Brig-Gen Ismaila Isa, Commander, 1 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Agyole Abeh, Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammmed Tijjani Wakil, Director, Department of State Services, Capt. SM Ochidi representing Commandant, Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology, Kachia, AVM Bello Garba, the out-going Commander 335 Base Services Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna and heads of other security agencies.
Samuel Aruwan 
Special Assistant to the Governor (Media)
17th January, 2017 


Kaduna Security Council Relaxes Curfew In Jema’a, Zangon Kafaf LGAs

The Kaduna State Security Council has relaxed the 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Zangon-Kataf local government areas with immediate effect. However, the 24-hour curfew remains in effect in Kaura local government.

The curfew in Jema’a and Zangon Kataf local government areas is now for twelve hours daily, from 6pm to 6am. Medical and health personnel carrying out essential services are exempted from the curfew which was imposed in December 2016.

A statement from the state security council said that improvements in the security situation in Jema’a and Zangon Kataf LGAs informed the decision to relax the curfew. The council noted that it was keeping the situation in a Kaura local government under review.

The decision to relax the curfew in the Jema’a and Zangon Kataf LGAs and its continuation in Kaura LGA was unanimously taken after deliberation and review of security situation in the three local government areas and the entire state.

The Kaduna State Security Council is chaired by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai. Its members include the Deputy Governor, Arc. Barnabas Yusuf Bala, Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh, Director DSS, Mohammed Tijjani Wakili, Brig. Gen. I.Isa, Garrison Commander, 1 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army, Rear Admiral TT Dakwat, Commandant Nigerian Navy School of Armament, Kachia and AVM Bello Garba, Base Commander, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna.

Security agencies have also been empowered to arrest individuals and groups found violating the curfew.  Furthermore, the Security Council urges security operatives to ensure enforcement using best practices.


Samuel Aruwan

Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity)

4th January, 2017.

UPDATE: The Kaduna State government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew.

The Kaduna State government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew that was imposed on three local government areas in the state ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The state government on Wednesday imposed a 24-hour curfew in Zango Kataf, Jemaa and Kaura local government areas following last Monday’s violent protest by indigenes of southern Kaduna over the frequent killing of their kinsmen by suspected herdsmen.

A statement by the spokesman for the state government, Samuel Aruwan, said the adjustment of the curfew was made to enable residents have a hitch-free christmas celebration.

He explained that the 24-hour curfew would be relaxed to 12 hours from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time with effect from December 25 and 26 while the 24-hour curfew in the three LGAs would continue from December 27.

The statement also announced that more troops had been deployed to all parts of the state ahead of the festivities.

“In order to strengthen security in Southern Kaduna and the state at large, more troops and operatives comprising the Nigerian Army, DSS and other intelligence personnel/investigators have been deployed to ensure the security of citizenry and maintenance of law and order.

“The Nigeria Police has also deployed various units of Mobile Police, Counter Terrorism Units (CTU) as well as many units of both conventional and undercover police to adequately provide security to the people.

“You may recall that the Governor had met Mr President regarding the security situation in the areas and the intelligence reports at the disposal of security agencies,” the statement read.

To ensure adequate information gathering to check any security issue that may arise, the state government has asked residents to contact security agencies via emergency numbers – 0703-967-5856, 0807-539-1105.

It says Area Commanders can be reached through – Kaduna Central Senatorial District: 0803-385-0043 or 0803-433-1872, Kaduna North Senatorial District: Zaria: 0803-317-4270 and 0806-128-6619 and Kaduna South Senatorial District: Kafanchan: 0813-262-0315 and 0803-632-9263.

BREAKING: 24-hour Curfew Imposed in 3 LGAs in Kaduna State

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on three local government areas in Kaduna State. These are Zangon-Kataf, Kaura and Jema’a. The Kaduna State Security Council said it took the step based on credible intelligence about risks to lives and property in the affected areas.


Samuel Aruwan, Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement shortly after an emergency Security Council meeting on Wednesday.


Aruwan disclosed that the Kaduna State Security Council also reaffirmed the ban on all processions and unlawful assembly throughout the state.


The statement said that security agencies have also been empowered to arrest and prosecute any individualor groups that violate these orders.


Furthermore, the Security Council urged security operatives to ensure best practices in enforcing the directives.


The meeting, which was chaired by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, had the following members of the Council in attendance: The Deputy Governor, Arc. Barnabas Yusuf Bala, Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh,, Director DSS, Mohammed Tijjani Wakili,, Brig. Gen. I. Isa, Commander, 1 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army, Rear Admiral T. T.Dakwat, Commandant Nigerian Navy School of Armament, Kachia and AVM  Bello  Garba, Base Commander, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna.

Kafanchan: Curfew In 2 Kaduna LGs Following Protest Over Killings

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Jema’a and Kaura local government areas (LGAs) of Kaduna State.

This followed a protest in Kafanchan over killings and destruction of communities in the Southern Kaduna area.

Thousands of the protesters carried placards calling on the government to put a stop to the attacks.

Trouble broke out, however when the protesters were challenged by another group from the area.

Armed mobile policemen came to the place around 10 a.m. and started firing tear gas into the crowd.

The Interim Management Committee (IMC)  chairman of Kaura local government, Mr. Alex Musa Iya,  said he and his colleague in Jema’a LG, Dr. Humble Katuka, had to take steps to restrict movement for now due to the security situation.

He said: “It is true that IMC chairman of Jema’a LGA has declared a 24-hour curfew on the entire Jema’a LGA with emphasis on Kafanchan. After studying the situation, I thought it expedient to also restrict movement in Kaura for 24 hours due to the proximity of the two areas. I am happy to inform you that there is calm everywhere now. We shall study the situation and take all the necessary steps to ensure peace and security. The intention is not to hurt anyone. We call on our people to please co-operate in the interest of everyone.”

Earlier in a telephone interview said the Jema’a Local Government interim chairman, Bege Katuka, said, “As a responsible government, it was incumbent on the council to take proactive measures to guarantee the safety of lives and property.”

He urge the people to be calm and remain indoors until the situation improved.

Spokesperson of the youths who carried out the protest yesterday, Mr Nathan Chaweson, expressed regret over ‘the high level of impunity’ exhibited by the perpetuators of the various attacks in Southern Kaduna in recent times ‘even with the presence of security operatives’ at flashpoints.

“Throughout the period the attacks lasted, no single arrest had been recorded. We are pushed to the wall to question the innocence of the government in what has been happening,” Chaweson said.

He challenged the government to rise to the responsibility of protecting lives and property in all parts of the state to give everyone a sense of belonging.

Credit: dailytrust

24-hour curfew imposed in Kafanchan, environs relaxed.

The 24 hour curfew imposed in Kafanchan and environs in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State following the incessant attacks, killings and destruction of property in the area has been relaxed.

The Interim Management Committee Chairman, Dr Bege Katuka, said the curfew would commence from 6pm to 6am until the security situation improved in the area.

He disclosed to DAILY POST in a telephone interview on Tuesday that ”Going by seurity reports, if the situation improves, the curfew hours will be reviewed further on the basis of recommendations from the heads of law enforcement agencies in the local government.

“Residents are advised to co-operate and stay indoors as effort is in top gear to ensure that normalcy returns to the area so that people can go on their daily activities.”

It would be recalled that the incessant attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen had become the order of the day in Southern Kaduna in recent years, leading to the killing of hundreds of innocent souls and destruction of properties.

Riot In Bauchi Over Appointment Of New Emir, Govt. Imposes Curfew

The Bauchi State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Misau town following a riot that trailed the appointment of a new emir by the state government.

The curfew, which the government said is parts of measures to safeguard the lives of the people, will last between 6pm and 6am each day.

It has been reported that riot broke out in the town following the appointment of the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Sulaiman, as the 11th Emir of Misau by Governor Mohammed Abubakar.

Some residents apparently had expected one of the scions of late emir or a close member of the Gwani Mukhtar ruling dynasty to be appointed to the throne.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Abdul Ilelah, said: “Reports reaching the State Government have indicated that after the official announcement of the appointment of the 11th Emir of Misau and the successful conduct of all the traditional rites, some mischief makers have taken advantage of the apparent jubilant mood of the people and instigated youths into smashing vehicles parked at the? emir’s palace.

“Government views this development as the handiwork of the evil doers who are bent on destroying the prevailing peace and security being enjoyed in the state in order to enjoy selfish objectives.”

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Curfew Imposed On Plateau’s Riyom, Barkin Ladi

The Plateau Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas following a resurgence of violence there.

This contained in a statement signed by Rufus Bature, the Secretary to the State Government on Thursday.

“The curfew starts 6 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m.,” the statement declared.

It stated that enough security personnel would be deployed to protect life and property, and cautioned against actions that could worsen the security situation in the area.

NAN reports that the warring Berom and Fulani communities, who only recently resolved to end hostilities, took up arms against each other early this week.

The Special Task Force in charge of security in Plateau has confirmed that many have been killed in the past few days but said that its personnel had been deployed to affected areas to restore law and order.

Credit: NAN

Fayose Lifts Curfew On Ado-Ekiti

Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti on Sunday lifted the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Ado-Ekiti on May 22, following a civil disturbance.

The governor stated this in his broadcast to the people of the state in Ado-Ekiti.

He described the crisis between the Hausa community and commercial drivers in Ado-Ekiti that led to the imposition of the curfew as unfortunate.

He urged residents to be law abiding and conduct their activities in manner that would not cause further break down of law and order.

Fayose said that the state government lifted the curfew after security agents had restored peace in the state.

He expressed regret for the inconveniences the curfew might have caused the residents of the town.

He said the state government had also placed N2 million-ransom for anybody that could provide information which could facilitate the arrest of those that kidnapped 11 people in different parts of the state recently.

He said that kidnapping was strange to state warning that the state government would fight it.(NAN)