Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Fresh Earth Tremor Hits Kaduna Community Again, Residents Flee

Another earth tremor on Tuesday rocked the Kwoi community in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The incident had reportedly forced many residents to flee the community.

Punch correspondent gathered that the Tuesday incident which occurred around 9am was accompanied by a heavy vibration. An earlier tremor had taken place on Monday around 3am.

Following the incidents, schools in the city were shut down and students, who had just resumed from the long vacation, were asked to return home. Many of the residents too had started fleeing the community.

A resident of the community, Ayuba Nok, in a chat with Punch correspondent described the Tuesday
incident as more serious than the earlier ones.

Nok said, “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.

“Mallam Maude School, LEA Central Primary School and Sabzuro Primary School were some of the schools which were forced to close as a result of the sound of the tremor. They were afraid that something worse might happen.

“The heavy vibration of the tremor happened around 9 am today. 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.”

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