//Godwin Ekosin, Kafanchan, N/w Nigeria//
A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Kafanchan, the headquarter of Jema’a Local Government and its environs to prevent further break down of law and order.
The youths have been protesting what they called unending killings in Southern Kaduna and the inability of the state government and security agencies in the state to put the situation under control.
Interim Chairman of Jema’a local government, Dr Bege Katuka who confirmed the development via a telephone interview hinted that, the decision became necessary to forestall any possible breakdown of law and order in his jurisdiction.
According to the council chair, “as a responsible government, it was incumbent on the Council to take proactive measures to guarantee the safety of lives and property.
He urged the people to be calm and remain indoors until the situation improved.
The protest, which was staged on Monday morning decried government’s insentivity to the unending life threatening challenge challenge that has claimed scores of lives and property.
Spokesperson of the youths, Mr Nathan Chaweson regretted the high level of impunity exhibited by the the attackers even with the presence of security operatives at flashpoints.
Chaweson lamented government’s failure to guarantee the security of the people from which was its primary responsibility, adding that for the period the attacks lasted, no single arrest had been recorded.
“We are pushed to wall to question the innocence of the government in what has been happening,” he said. The Spokesperson challenged the government to rise to the responsibility of protecting lives and property in all parts of he State to give everyone a sense of belonging. Youths were seen leaves and placards with varying inscriptions, chanting “we no go gree” slogan.