Nigeria: Kaduna On Lockdown From Thursday Midnight

27 March 2020

Kaduna State Government has ordered a total lockdown of the state by imposing a 24-hour curfew throughout the state from the midnight of Thursday, 26 March, 2020.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe who made this known in a state broadcast stressed that all residents of the state must stay at home adding that "no offices, businesses of any sort or places of worship are allowed to open."

Balarabe, however, clarified that "the only category of persons exempted are workers in essential services such as health workers, the fire service and security personnel."

She warned that the curfew will be strictly enforced by the security agencies, adding that "they have clear directives for the immediate arrest and prosecution of any person that violates these measures."

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