The Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero has announced a 24 hour-curfew on the Kaduna metropolis in aftermath of Wednesday’s twin bomb blasts in the state capital.
He said the move was to enable security agencies restore normalcy to the town.
A statement issued by his media aide, Ahmed Maiyaki read that, “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”.
The Governor said the blasts were clear manifestation of the resolve by ‘agents of darkness’ to soak the land with blood of innocent people for no just cause.
He said “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”.
Governor Yero said despite the success recorded in improvement of security in Kaduna State, it is obvious that more still needs to be done to ensure safety of our people at all times and in all places.
He therefore called on people in the state to see such unwarranted attacks on innocent people across the state as aggression by evil against good that must be collectively condemned by all.
The Governor urged people in the state to be more vigilant with happenings around them and to also avoid unnecessarily crowded areas.
“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.”
Yero commiserated with families of victims of the blasts and directed security agencies to intensify surveillance while they pursue perpetrators of the blast.