Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:55 pm
The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday imposed a 24-hour curfew within the metropolis following double bomb blasts at separate places in the city.
This is contained in a statement issued by the governor’s Deputy Director, Media and Publicity, Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki, in Kaduna.
Gov. Mukhtar Yero described the attacks as the height of ‘cowardice’ by those bent on creating tension in the state, said the statement.
“Following the unfortunate situation, a twenty four (24) hours curfew has been imposed on Kaduna metropolis with immediate effect, to enable security agencies restore normalcy.
“Enemies of peace have visited us with their ungodly venom of wanton destruction of human lives.
“This blast, coming in the Holy Month of Ramadan, is a clear indication that those behind the act have no iota of fear of God as they have none for the sanctity of human life,” the statement read in part
The governor, therefore, assured residents of the state that government and security agencies would ensure the security of their lives and property.
Yero urged people in the state to be more vigilant with happenings around them, avoid unnecessary crowded areas, and report suspicious objects and movements to security agencies.
“The time has come for us to eschew all our differences and confront these brazen attacks as united people.
“Those behind these attacks have no regards for whatever diversity as their victims cut across all ethnic and religious divides. It is a responsibility on all of us to unite against this common enemy,” he appealed.
The governor commiserated with families of victims of the blasts and directed security agencies to intensify surveillance while they pursue perpetrators of the attacks.