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Panic as earth tremor hit Kaduna State

Many resident of Sambang Dagi in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state have been displaced as a result of earth tremors witnessed in the area.

According to a NAN report, the first disaster happened at Nok village about 20km away from Sambang, and another was witnessed in the early hours of Monday.

The residents were reportedly panic as the incident took them unaware in the community leading to many of the people relocating out of the community. Details of damages or any loss of live was still sketchy as of the time of filling this report.

Kaduna state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai has urged residents of the affected communities to remain calm.

He said this in a statement issued on his behalf by Sam Aruwan, his spokesman.

The statement said the government had made a formal report to the appropriate authorities to investigate the development and report on the event for appropriate guidance.

“The Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, has confirmed that the geological and emergency agencies have been notified.
“The governor sympathises with the people in the Kwoi area over the reported earth tremors. He has directed the State Emergency management Agency (SEMA) to mobilise to the area and comfort our citizens.
“The national geological agency has also been notified, and has been invited to investigate the tremors in the Kwoi area and provide appropriate guidance.

“The Kaduna state government is receiving updates from the area,” the statement read.

“Relevant government agencies have been directed to take steps to comfort the residents of Kwoi area 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.”



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