A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Kaduna town and environs.

Samuel Aruwan, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity), announced the curfew on Sunday.

It is to take immediate effect.

The curfew comes a few days after violence broke out in parts of Kaduna that led to the killing of more than 50 people.

The announcement was contained in a tweet by Aruwan that read: "A 24 hour curfew has been imposed on Kaduna town and environs. It is with immediate effect."

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