No fewer than 38 persons were killed on Monday night in Kabamu and Ankpong villages in Sanga during an attack by gunmen.
The attack is believed be more out of ethno-communal crisis in the area, which borders Plateau State, than by terrorists.
The Chairman of the council, Emmanuel Adamu, said in a statement in Kafanchan that the curfew was imposed to forestall further loss of lives and restore normalcy.
He said more people were killed 6 p.m. on Tuesday, leading to frayed nerves and increased tension.
Mr. Adamu urged the people of the area to remain calm as security operatives were on top of the situation.