The killings in Jos, Plateau State on Sunday which claimed the lives of a serving Senator and a member of the State House of Assembly has heightened. The already tensed situation in Kaduna State which had a fair share of violence last month, leading to imposition of 7pm to 6am curfew.
The Boko Haram Islamic organisation had claimed responsibility for the two attacks.
In the Kaduna metropolis and environs, security was beefed up in strategic locations. Our correspondent who monitored the situation, reports that the police mounted a “stop and search” operation.
At the Barnawa area of the state, traffic was heavy as the police carried out a thorough search of vehicles. In other locations such as the ever busy Independence Way, heavily armed soldiers were spotted waving down motorists at the check point mounted by them.
Also, at the Bida Road leading to the Central Bank of Nigeria area office as well as the Yakubu Gowon way, security was tight as commercial motorcycle riders, also known as Okada riders, were asked to disembark and roll their bikes.