Earth tremor shakes Kaduna

Governor El Rufai, Kaduna State


By Tunji Faleye with agency report

(Kaduna State, Nigeria) Many residents of kwoi in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State scrambled for safety on Sunday when earth tremor shook the town about 1 pm, panicking and lacking any idea of what really happened.

Reacting to the tremor, Governor El Rufia of Kaduna State told the people to be calm as necessary measures were being taken. He added that the state government has reported the situation to the appropriate authority for necessary actions to protect the people from imminent danger.

The government said in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to the Goverrnor on Media and Publicity, that it has made a formal report to the appropriate authorities to investigate the development.

The statement noted that Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, has notified the geological and emergency agencies of the incident.

“The governor sympathises with the people in the Kwoi area over the reported earth tremor.

“He has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to mobilise to the area and comfort the citizens.

“The National Geological Agency has also been notified, and has been invited to investigate the tremor in the Kwoi area and provide appropriate guidance.

“The Kaduna State Government is receiving updates from the area and relevant government agencies have been directed to take steps to comfort the residents and to assuage their unease as they come to terms with an unusual event.

“The Kaduna State Government wishes to appeal for calm, and urges everyone not to spread unverified information, or create panic, “the statement said.

Many residents were caught unaware when the tremor happened. Many had gone out of their residences in preparation for the Sallah festival when the tremor occurred.

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