Panic In Kaduna As Another Earth Tremor Occurs

 Residents of Sambang Dagi in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State witnessed another earth tremor in the early hours of Monday.

This came 24 hours after a tremor was reported at Nok village about 20km away from Sambang.

No loss of lives has been confirmed yet.

Kaduna Government has urged residents of affected communities to remain calm, saying a formal report has been made to the appropriate authorities.

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.

NAN reports that the first incident, which occurred at about 1p.m, shook the community and created some panic among the people.
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