Things are yet to get back to normal after Sunday’s orgy of violence which stemmed from the bombing of three churches in Zaria and Kaduna, the state capital. Apart from those killed by the bombings, many lost their lives as a result of reprisal attacks. The casualty figure has been put at over 100.
The state Government relaxed the 24-hour curfew that was imposed after the violence by some hours on Monday and movement was only restricted between 6 pm and 6 am. A fresh 24-hour curfew was however imposed on Tuesday after violence was reported in some parts of the state. Tudun Wada, Kawo were reported to have boiled earlier in the day as houses and vehicles were set ablaze by rampaging youths. Contrary to widespread reports, Street Journal found out that there was no violence in Barnawa. The State Government has also blamed the apprehension on social media through which erroneous information was sent by many.
Security agents have however waded in and military helicopters could be seen monitoring from the air.
The Yobe state Government too has slammed a 24-hour curfew on Damaturu, the state capital after it was hit by a series of blasts on Monday evening.