Geologists dispatched to find cause of Kaduna tremor

Chidi Samuel

Amidst  reports of a fresh earth tremor on Monday at Sambang Dagi Community in Kaduna State, the State Emergency Management Agency has played down the incident. The reported is coming barely 24 hours after a similar incident was recorded at Kwoi village both in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna state, North West Nigeria.

According to some indegenes of the community, the second vibration occurred very early on Monday as residents ran for safety in the face of the frightening incident.

However, reacting to the incident, Mr Ezekiel Baba-Karik, the Executive Secretary the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency denied reports that the tremor equally occurred in Nok and Sambang villages.The tremor according to him occurred only in Kwoi community on Saturday and early in the morning on Monday.

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Mr Karik said that the incident was not as devastating as being exaggerated by the public but confirmed that most residents fled from their homes because they were afraid.

The KEMA boss further explained that a team of geologists have been dispatched in the area to ascertain the cause of the earth tremor.

The caretaker chairman of Jaba Local government, Ben Kure, promised that government would do everything possible to ensure that the people are protected.

It will be recalled that the Kaduna state government had on Sunday appealed to the people of the community to be calm.

In a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, the government said that a formal report has been made to the appropriate authorities to investigate the development and issue appropriate guidance.

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The statement directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to mobilise its officials to the area and to monitor the situation and assist the people in case of any emergency.