The Kaduna State Government has explained that it imposed a 24-hour curfew following a clash between local hunters and some gangsters in the Sabon Garin-Tirkaniya area of Chikun Local Government Area.
It was learnt that the violence led to the death of two people on Sunday night.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said properties were also destroyed.
The development, according to him, forced the state government to impose the curfew to forestall escalation to other parts of the state.
The government, he said, also banned social activities linked with the violence of Sunday night and Monday which left two citizens dead and six others injured in the Sabon Garin-Tirkaniya area of Chikun LGA.
He said, “The Kaduna State Government has banned social activities linked with the violence of Sunday night and Monday which left two citizens dead and six others injured in the Sabon Garin-Tirkaniya area of Chikun LGA.
“The decision was taken after a thorough appraisal of the security situation by the military, police and the Department of State Services, as well as an emergency meeting with traditional and religious leaders of the area at the 312 Artillery Regiment Kaduna.
“The social activities observed in the community, which are now prohibited with immediate effect are listed as follows: Kidan Bishi, Kidan Gala (drama house), hunting expeditions.
“The government has also directed the arrest of anyone linked with the peddling of hard drugs in Nasarawa and Sabon Garin Nasarawa.
“Furthermore, three suspects have been arrested in connection with the violence. In addition to the killing of two citizens, six persons were injured and are presently receiving medical attention. Several vehicles and properties were also destroyed.”
The Commissioner quoted Governor Nasir El-Rufai to have hailed the prompt action of the military and police in preventing the violence from escalating beyond the area.
“The Governor also allayed the fears of the families that lost their loved ones, affirming that the matter would be investigated conclusively,” he added.