Kaduna state government has reinstated a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs, Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia.
A statement by the senior special assistant to the state governor on media and publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan says the curfew is effective from 11am today, Friday, and will remain in force until further notice.
The curfew is necessary step to help maintain peace and mourn the death of HRH Agom Adara, who lost his life in the early hours of today to the criminals who abducted him last week, the statement said.
Kidnappers on Thursday killed a prominent traditional ruler in Kaduna state, the Agwom Adara, Maiwada Raphael Galadima, after allegedly collecting ransom for his release.
There were rumours of riot on Friday after the news of the death of the chief.
The traditional ruler was abducted last Friday with his wife while his security guards and driver were killed by his abductors.
The wife was released last Sunday and was taken to the hospital.
Call for calm
Mr. Aruwan called for calm in all communities, adding that the, “criminal elements who perpetrated the crime should not be allowed to divide us.”
“This is a struggle between good, decent, law-abiding people trying to uphold the peace and criminals who want to divide and destroy. It is not a struggle between religious or ethnic groups. Let no criminal find succour in faith or tribe”
Let us unite against every criminal activity. Let us stand together as human beings who have a right to live in peace. he said, he pleaded.