10th January, 2012
To prevent hoodlums from hijacking the fuel subsidy protest and breakdown of law and order, the Kaduna State government has announced a round the clock curfew in the state.
The state government took the decision after a security council meeting which lasted for several hours today.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the decision to impose the curfew stemmed from today’s protest which later took a different dimension this afternoon after some hoodlums under the guise of the protest threatened to enter the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House demanding to see the governor, Ibrahim Yakowa.
The large number of youth mostly Muslims from Rigasa, Tundun-Wada, Badiko, Kawo and other Hausa communities for several hours, tried to overpower the soldiers and police at the main gate.
Prompt intervention of the security personnel prevented mayhem.
While the security personnel shot into the air to ward off the angry protesters, a stray bullet hit one of them who was later rushed to hospital.
P.M.NEWS confirmed he was responding to treatment at the time of filing this report.