The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the indefinite suspension of orientation course for Batch ‘C’ corps members posted to Kaduna State.
“The Management of National Youth Service Corps wishes to inform all 2018 Batch ‘C’ prospective Corps Members deployed to Kaduna State that the commencement of the Orientation Course earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 has been suspended till further notice due to the current security situation,” NYSC said in a statement.
The Corps maintained that “all affected prospective Corps Members are advised to remain at home until further notice from the NYSC Management.”
At least 55 persons have been killed and several others injured during a communal clash at a market in Kasuwa Magani village in the state last Thursday.
The state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state.
“This is a notice of a 24-hour curfew imposed on Kaduna town and environs, with immediate effect. Residents are advised to comply by this directive. The decision has been taken in the best interest of the state,” El-Rufai said in a statement.
The incident was said to have resulted in a crisis between two youth groups of different religion.
Earlier on Sunday, there was tension in Kaduna metropolis following the rumour of reprisal of the violence in Kasuwar Magani area of the state on Friday.
However, a combined team of security operatives including soldiers, police and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been deployed in the state capital.
The security personnel have taken over the major roads and flashpoints in the metropolis, to avert any form of breakdown of law and order.