Most of the streets of Kaduna and Zaria have been deserted as fighting have continued for the 4th straight day in response to the bombing of 3 churches in the region by Boko Haram
The death toll of the riots have reached about 61 in Kaduna and about 16 in Zaria, with dozens others injured.
Authorities have set a 24 hrs curfew in the city, in an attempt to prevent residents from coming out of their homes. “The curfew is in force and people are indoors. It’s quiet everywhere,” said Nasiru Abdullahi, a resident of the Tudun Wada area where some of Monday’s rioting took place.
While this goes is happening on one side, the president Goodluck Jonathan and his wife have just arrived in Brazil for a UN Earth Summit.
The spokesman for the House, Zakari Mohammed had this to, “A trip like that could have been delegated by Mr. President so that he can stay at home to take charge of security. We know that security agencies are supposed to do their job, but we cannot afford to compromise security. If our security is compromised, it is a failure of governance.”