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Violence: Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew on two communities

The Kaduna State Government on Sunday announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on two communities engulfed in communal clash, leading to killing of two youths.

The two communities are Kwaru and Ungwan-Yero, in the Kaduna North Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Friday visited the homes of the slain youths and admonished the residents to live in peace with their neighbours.

The governor was accompanied on the visit by his deputy, Barnabas Bala, and other senior government officials.

El-Rufai ordered security agents to investigate the remote causes of the communal clash, promising to prosecute anyone implicated.

The governor, however, placed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the two communities.

The state said in a statement on Sunday that the curfew would be from 7pm to 6am.

El-Rufai, in the statement by his Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, urged the two communities to comply with the directives as the security operatives had been mandated to strictly enforce the curfew.

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