…Govt Imposes 24hour Curfew
About Three persons have been killed in Samaru Kataf, Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State following an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday night, residents say.
The attack followed a letter purportedly written by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Kaduna State chapter dated 10 Jan, 2017 of possible attack by the group in Samaru Community.
The letter was widely circulated in the social media.
The letter which carried MACBAN Kaduna state chapter letterhead with the text written in Hausa language, specifically said they will attack Ugwan Gaiya and Mabushi in no distant time.
While the attack was ongoing, Kaduna State Government restored the 24-hour curfew it had already in posed on Zangon-Kataf local government area.
A government announcement said the 24-hour curfew is with immediate effect, from tonight, Tuesday, 17 January 2017, until further notice.
According to the government signed by Samuel Aruwan, the restoration of the curfew follows renewed security threats in Samaru-Kataf where the market was attacked by ‘hoodlums.’
“Security forces have taken steps to restore calm and vigorously enforce the curfew,” the statement said.
Government urges that all citizens should cooperate with the security forces as they restore peace and order.