Kwoi, the headquarters of Jaba local government area of Kaduna state, was today, Sunday, September 11, 2016, hit by a series of earth tremors which caused panic and confusion.
Kwoi is located in the southern part of the state.
Confirming the incident in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesperson to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, the state government appealed for calm. The government said it has made a formal report to the appropriate authorities to investigate the development, report precisely on the event and issue appropriate guidance.
The statement said that the governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, has confirmed that the geological and emergency agencies have been notified.
The statement said: “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. 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.”