The Kaduna State Government has extended all over the state the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in some communities in Chikun and Kaduna South LGAs.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan announced this is a statement late yesterday.
This measure it stated, was taken to help safeguard our communities, protect lives and property and contain criminal elements who are looting public and private assets.
The extension of the 24-hour curfew to all the 23 local government areas of the state was effective immediately.
The KDSG said it will keep the situation under review and regrets the inconvenience it may cause to law-abiding citizens.
The State government had earlier declared a 24-hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
The restriction, which is with immediate effect follows the looting of warehouses – where COVID-19 palliatives were reportedly stored by the government – by residents.
Suspected hoodlums in some communities in the state also used the opportunity to break into private homes and carted away household items.