El-Rufai orders investigation of reported earth tremor on Kaduna community

Following reports of earth tremors in the Kwoi area, Jaba local government area of Kaduna State on Sunday, the state government has appealed for calm.

The government said it had made a formal report to the appropriate authorities to investigate the development and issue appropriate guidance.

A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity), said that the governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, had confirmed that the geological and emergency agencies had been notified.

The statement explained that, “The governor sympathize with the people in the Kwoi area over the reported earth tremors.

“He has directed the State Emergency management Agency (SEMA) to mobilize 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. 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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