violent Kaduna crisis has forced the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) to
suspend its Abuja-Kaduna route.
Director of NRC, Mr Fidet Okhiria, announced that the Abuja-Kaduna train
services has been suspended till the security situation in Kaduna improves.
suspended on Friday because of the safety of the passengers, goods, coaches and
the train services yesterday (Oct. 27) because of the curfew and the crisis
situation in Kaduna, passengers cannot go in and out of Kaduna and for the
safety of the passengers and our vehicles we decided to stop the services.
normal operations when the situation in Kaduna state improves and the curfew is
lifted,” he said.
Government had imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna city and environs due to
violent clashes recorded on Oct. 18 at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local
Government Area of the state.
erupted again later in the month over the death of the kidnapped traditional
ruler of Kachia, Dr Maiwada Galadima.
government has relaxed Kachia curfew, Mr Samuel Aruwan, the Senior Special
Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, said in a statement on
State’s Security Council noted with gratitude the exemplary conduct of the
people of Kachia, who remained peaceful while mourning the loss of a much-revered
recognition of this positive contribution to harmony, the Security Council
directed that the curfew in Kachia be relaxed immediately today, Saturday, Oct.
“residents of Kachia are free to go about their legitimate businesses from now
till 5 p.m. today (Saturday).
tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, Kachia residents are also free to move from 6
a.m. till 5 p.m.
Council advises residents of Kaduna to continue to comply with curfew hours.
government warns that only persons involved in delivering essential services
will be permitted free passage, as curfew violation is crime that will earn
arrest and prosecution.”
persons have been arrested in Kaduna in connection with the renewed violence in
this in a statement in Kaduna that the number of arrested persons over the
renewed disturbances was given by the Police at the state’s Security Council
meeting, adding that “these persons will be investigated and prosecuted’’.
that within the areas covered by the curfew, “security agencies thwarted
attempts to destroy places of worship in Kawo and Hayin Banki.
reported that one person was killed in Kasuwan Magani and another arrested with
a weapon overnight while attempting to burn down the market there.” NAN