Second Tremor in 24 hrs Creates Panic in Kaduna

Another tremor has hit Kaduna State Monday, 24 hours after another one was reported in the state.
The first tremor was reported at Nok village about 20km away from Sambang, while residents of Sambang Dagi in Jaba Local Government experienced another one in the early hours of Monday.
According to reports, the second vibration occurred around 4a.m Monday, leaving shocked residents scampering for safety.
The first incident, which occurred at about 1p.m, Sunday, shook the community and created some panic among the people.
It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties.
Earlier, the Kaduna State government had in a press statement, urged residents of the affected communities to remain calm.
The government on Sunday appealed for calm, and sympathised with the residents of the area, following the first tremor.
The government said in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, that it had made a formal report to the appropriate authorities to investigate the development.
The statement said Mr. El-Rufai, had notified the geological and emergency agencies of the incident.
“The governor sympathises with the people in the Kwoi area over the reported earth tremor,” the statement said.
“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.

Author: News Editor

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