A major incident has caused the
residents of Ikara town in Kaduna
State, to scamper for safety,
following an earth tremor that
lasted for several hours.
The natural phenomenon is coming close to
four months since a similar event occurred in
the area. The people of the community are
reportedly at the edge of their seats,
wondering what will happen next.
Suleiman Yakubu, a Kaduna based
international radio reporter disclosed that the
people living in the community have
considered abandoning their homes in a bid to
“Though people have not started fleeing the
community, but as I talk to you, there is
tension. Everyone is standing outside as the
earth is vibrating under their feet.”
“It started since morning and if it continues
like this till evening, people will have no
choice than to leave the town to safer places.”
Honorable Badugu Nehemiah, who is a
leader in the community said, “since morning,
many people in our villages have been running
up and down, because both buildings and the
ground have been shaking.”
“Many churches had to cut short their Sunday
service programmes because of the
earthquake threat. As I am speaking with you,
the ground is still shaking”.
The governor of the state, Mallam Nasiru El
Rufai, has however called for calm, stating that
he has people looking into the matter.