11 September 2016
The Kaduna State Government on Sunday appealed for calm and sympathised with residents of kwoi in Jaba Local Government Area, following the report of an earth tremor.
The government said in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, that it had made a formal report to the appropriate authorities to investigate the development.
The statement noted that Gov. Nasir 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.
“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 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.
The incident, which occurred at about 1 p.m., shook the community and created some panic among the people.