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Multiple Earth Tremors Rock Jaba Community as Kaduna State Govt. Calls for Calm



Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Several earth tremors recorded in three locations in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State had left residents in a state of panic.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that tremors that occurred on Sunday and early hours of Monday at Kwoi, Nok and Samban Dagi also left scores of structures with mild cracks.

Ishaya DanAzumi, a Geologist from the State’s Ministry of Environment, while explaining to newsmen at one of the sites described the incident, “as deep seated fault in the earth crust trying to regenerate itself.”

Dan-Azumi said that “contrary to wide spread speculation that the incident was an earthquake, there was no evidence supporting that claim, but it was just earth tremor.”

In a remark, Ben Kure, the Interim Chairman of the LG, urged the people not to panic as earlier suggested by experts that had since moved into action.

Stephen Musa who resides in Kwoi said the loud sound coupled with the shake devastated his entire community.

“We had no option other than call on the Almighty God for protection,” he said.

NAN reports that there was, however, no loss of life in all the locations.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government had appealed for calm and sympathise with the residents of kwoi, Nok and Samban Dagi in Jaba Local Government Area, following report of earth tremor.

The government said in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, that it has made a formal report to the appropriate authorities to investigate the development.

The statement noted that Governor Nasir El-Rufai, has notified the geological and emergency agencies of the incident.

“He has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to mobilise to the area and comfort the citizens.

The Kaduna State Government is receiving updates from the area and relevant government agencies have been directed to take steps to comfort the residents 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 said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Sapphire

    September 12, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Signs of the last days..

    • lifeisbeautiful

      September 12, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      I knew someone would say this.

    • Fleur

      September 12, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Jonathan and Patience caused it.

  2. Odi

    September 12, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Keep digging for oil oh. You will soon find what you’re looking for. Juuust keep digging.

    • Fleur

      September 12, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      Yes oh Odi. I remeber one community in Elele tha heard this loud noise like 2 yrs ago. When people looked out of their homes, they were surrounded by monstrous sinkholes. Keep searching for oil and welcome to the world of oil communities.

  3. Mama

    September 12, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Na wa oh! On top all the problems Nigeria has, na to join earthquake or tremor? That will be a disaster mehn! Instead of NEMA going to “comfort” the people (I don’t even know what that means), they should be teaching them precautionary measures should it happen again, like going under a table to protect the head from falling objects. We never think and plan ahead till disaster strikes (God forbid sha).

    • Mama

      September 12, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      SEMA not NEMA

    • lifeisbeautiful

      September 12, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      NEMA- National Emergency Management Agency

      SEMA – State Emergency Management Agency.

      If there’s one thing Nigerians know how to do well it is to save their own lives if they can. We are just not used to earthquakes or earth tremors. In fact, I always believed we couldn’t have earthquakes in this part of the world. I spent one summertime in DC 5 years ago and was shocked to have experienced an earthquake. I mean all of DC metro couldn’t stop talking about it for a month…meanwhile the ppl in California were like really….it’s not that serious. I grew up in the southern region of US and whenever we had a rare occasion of snow fall the whole town goes wild as if the world will collapse. So u see, if you are not used to experiencing such unnatural natural disasters happen in your region, when it does strike, it can be quite scary and shocking.

  4. Lacey

    September 12, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you @Odi it is very obvious that have gone to disturb a volcanic bed that was sleeping quietly on its own because of their greed yo have oil by force !exactly my thoughts !they should get ready for the consequences!

  5. Fleur

    September 12, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Finding oil=earth shattering experience

  6. parodi

    September 12, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Must it be oil? Why y’all so narrow minded? El-Rufai has been actively seeking solid mineral deposits in Kaduna state. Possibly mining activity disturbed the seismic balance. But no, you are here rotting with ‘oyel’ mentality. The idea of a state seeking self sufficiency is causing you grief. SMH.

    • Oh please

      September 13, 2016 at 1:35 am

      Much like the idea of the IPOB seeking self determination and emancipation from this cessmess of a country is causing some people in Nigeria particularly on this blog sleepless nights. I hope you like how that feels.

    • Lacey

      September 13, 2016 at 2:58 am

      @parade abi parodic or whatever you call yourself whether it is solid minerals or whatever ,it is indeed greed that is the platform for all the wahala!I have made up my mind not to ever insult crass people like you on this blog!I will continue to air my views ,so state your point politely !Good luck!

  7. Edwin Emelis

    September 13, 2016 at 9:13 am

    From the geological point of view, Nigeria is relatively stable and we do not expect devastating earthquakes. However there are dormant zones especially those regions bordering Plateau state that have the potential to release stress from deep seated fractures. Recent groundwater investigations in parts of Kaduna have unraveled fairly deep seated fractures at depths of about 150-250m. It is therefore not surprising that dormant earthquake prone zones could spring up once in a while. This also points to the fact that this present world is coming to an end as professied in the holy scriptures that earth quakes will occur in areas not usually prone to tremors. Think on these things

    • Bobosteke & Lara Bian

      September 13, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Thank you for your comment. It was quite educative.

    • artklub

      September 13, 2016 at 2:57 pm


  8. wofai

    September 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    This is really signs of the last days
    I urge everyone to repent and be save

  9. good girl

    September 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    thanks edwin for educating us..but this will not stop people with limited IQ and fish
    brains from coming here to fight their stupid apc vs pdp rubbish ..

  10. molarah

    September 13, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    When El-Rufai was engaging in ‘agbara-nla’ encounters with clergy men, this is the outcome (Fill me in abeg, someone was supposed to die within 15 days or something, how did that gist end again?)

    I’m just trolling o…!

  11. Francis Yero

    September 16, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    The most shocking moment of the year is the Earth Tremor. This is very shocking because these things are really showing to us those things written in the bible are never lies nor composed so, it call us into adjustment and transformation and not change. All we need to do is to believe in the Word of God and do what he commands.

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