Kaduna Explosions: Yero Imposes 24-Hour Curfew

YeroFollowing the deadly twin explosions that targeted a prominent Islamic Cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi and frontline opposition figure, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) on Wednesday, killing dozens, the Kaduna State Governor, Ramalan Yero, has declared a 24-hour curfew in Kaduna metropolis.

The governor condemned the explosions, describing the acts as the height of ‘cowardice’ by those bent on creating tension in the state.

The curfew, which took effect immediately, according to Yero, became necessary to enable security agencies to restore normalcy to the troubled city.

A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Ahmed Maiyaki, quoted Mr. Yero as blaming the explosions on ‘agents of darkness’ bent on soaking the land with the blood of the innocent.

“Enemies of peace have visited us with their ungodly venom of wanton destruction of human lives,” the governor said. “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 governor noted that despite the success recorded in improvement of security in the state, it had now become clear that more still needed to be done to safeguard the lives and properties of residents at all times and in all places.

He called on the people of the state to consider such unwarranted attacks on innocent people across the state as aggression by evil against good that must be collectively condemned by all.

Yero urged residents of the state to be more vigilant with happenings around them and avoid unnecessary crowded areas.

He also advised residents to provide more support to security agencies by volunteering credible information on suspicious movements and persons within and around their communities.

“The time has come for us to eschew all our differences and confront these brazen attacks as a united people,” Governor Yero added. “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”.

While commiserating with families of victims of the blast, the governor directed security agencies to intensify surveillance and also do all within their powers to apprehend the perpetrators of the blasts.