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Tuesday 13 September 2016

Residents panic as 2nd earth tremor hits Kaduna in 24 hours

Within 24 hours, two earth trem­ors have oc­curred in Sam­bang Dagi village in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The first incident was re­corded on Sunday in Nok village, about 20km from Sambang while the second earthquake scare occurred in the early hours of the remote community yesterday.
Panic-stricken residents said that they experienced an­other earth tremor in the early hours of Monday.
Some of the residents said that if the vibration of the earth persisted they would relocate to the nearby communities.

When the second vibration occurred at about 4am yesterday, the fear-gripped villagers said that they took to their heels and only returned after the situation subsided.
In a press statement, the Ka­duna State government urged the residents of the affected communities to remain calm.
Officials of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and experts from the state government, on Monday visited Kwoi in Jaba Local Government Area to assess the situation.
Reporters learnt that the vibration was still be­ing felt in the area on Mon­day evening, with most of the residents staying outside their houses for fear of being taken unawares.
The Prince of Jabaland, S. Maude, told News Men that the residents are still leaving in fear.
“We have cracks in hous­es but no casualty has been re­corded. People are just hanging outside their houses for fear of being taken unawares,” he said.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai, who appealed to the people to remain calm, urged them to avoid spreading information capable of causing panic in the area.
In the statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aru­wan, the governor said that he 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 people,” Aruwan said.

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