Residents Flee as Fresh Tremor Hits Southern Kaduna State
Crisis-hit Kaduna State has got a new kind of menace to cope with, as another earth tremor rocked the Kwoi community in Jaba Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, causing residents to flee for safety.
This is the third such vibration to hit the southern part of the state over the past two weeks following multiple shakers around Nok, that threw the locals into panic.
As a result of this latest occurrence, schools in the city have been shut down and students, who had just resumed from the long vacation, were asked to return home while many of the residents had started fleeing the community, Punch reports.
According to Ayuba Nok, a resident in the community, Tuesday’s incident was more serious than the previous ones.
“Today’s tremor was very loud. It was louder than the previous ones. Some schools were forced to close. They sent their students back home.
“The heavy vibration of the tremor happened around 9 am today (Tuesday). It also occurred on Monday around 3am. The sound of Monday’s tremor was not as loud and devastating as the one of this morning.
“The Chairman, Mr. Ben Kure, is saying that people should be calm and stay where they are. But, the people are already frightened and they are in shock.
“When the incident happened again today, many of us who were thinking otherwise before decided to leave the town, especially the women and children. This is because we don’t know probably the whole town may sink when another one happens. And the government is not doing anything for now to evacuate people.”
Meanwhile, the Head of Geography Department, Kaduna State University, Dr. Idowu Abbas, has warned of a major earthquake in the town, calling on the government to place the community on a watch list for possible evacuation.
“The tremor could be a signal of a bigger incident in Kwoi. And it still depends on what happens within the earth surface. I think the Nigerian Space, Research and Development Agency is already looking into that. Honestly speaking earth tremor is a small earth quake, the major earth quake can come.”
There have also been reports of tremors in Bayelsa and Rivers State, south-south Nigeria as the country shows increasing signs of susceptibility to quakes.
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