President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, expressed support for Kaduna State Government over the imposition of 24-hour curfew in Kasuwar Magani area and its environs.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai on his verified Twitter handle had earlier imposed a 24-hour curfew in the area and its environs.
Buhari on his Twitter handle noted that the Police have been authorised to do everything possible to restore calm in the beleaguered state.
The President wrote, “The violence in Kaduna, which has resulted in the deaths of 55 innocent people, is condemnable. The Police have been authorized to do everything possible to restore calm. A Special Intervention Force has been deployed to the flash-points, and the IG will provide regular updates.
“The disregard for the sanctity of human life is unacceptable. Violence is an ill-wind that blows nobody any good. I appeal to community leaders and citizens to always choose dialogue, patience and tolerance, to prevent crises from escalating into violence.
“Let me also commend the Kaduna State Government for its rapid response to the crisis.
“The Federal Government and its law enforcement agencies will work with the State Government and community leaders to ensure the full restoration of peace and security.”