Governor of Kaduna State , Nasir el-Rufai, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on two communities, Zangon Kataf and Kauru Chiefdoms, over a deadly violence.
The communities had engaged in a clash over farmlands leading to tension in the area.
The curfew takes effect immediately, according to Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs.
The 24-hour curfew imposed on Zangon Kataf and Kauru Chiefdoms have been extended to the entire two local government areas in Kaduna State.
The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement, said the security agencies were working to contain the situation that started as a clash over farmland.
He explained that extending the curfew to cover the entire two local government areas was part of step taken by the state government to manage tensions and maintain peace in the councils.
Recall that there is a dispute of land ownership between the Atyap communities and Hausa-Fulani that nearly led to a clash last week in the area.
Report had it that the discovery of a corpse of one Yusuf Shehu Magaji at a riverbank in the boundary between Zangon Kataf and Kauru local government areas on Thursday in the morning led to serious tension in the area.