Panic gripped residents of Kwoi, Jabba Local Government Area of Kaduna State yesterday following reports of earth tremors.
It was learnt that the unusual vibration of the earth and deafening sounds were experienced in Kwoi town from Sunday morning till around noon, forcing residents out of their homes.
It would be recalled that earth tremors sacked hundreds of households in Ikara town, also in Kaduna, about four months ago.
But the state government has appealed for calm, saying it had already alerted appropriate authorities to investigate the incident, report precisely on it and issue appropriate guidance.
The government, in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El-rufai on Media and Publicity, also sympathized with the people of the area over the incident.
“The Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, has confirmed that the geological and emergency agencies have been notified.
“The governor sympathises with the people in the Kwoi area over the reported earth tremors. He has directed the State Emergency management Agency (SEMA) to mobilise to the area and comfort our citizens.
“The national geological agency has also been notified, and has been invited to investigate the tremors in the Kwoi area and provide appropriate guidance.
“The Kaduna State Government is receiving updates from the area. Relevant government agencies have been directed to take steps to comfort the residents of Kwoi area and to assuage their unease as they come to terms with an unusual event.
“The Kaduna State Government wishes to appeal for calm, and urges everyone not to spread unverified information, or create panic”, the statement read.