The Chairman of Jaba Local Government Area of
Kaduna State, Mr. Ben Kure, yesterday said there
had been multiple tremors in Kwoi since the first
occurred Sunday, saying scientifically, there
were no less than 15 occurrences.
Kure, who spoke with our correspondentin Kwoi,
said a team of scientists and other experts had
visited the area to assess the situation.
He said it was only when the reports were
submitted that the actual cause of the tremor
would be determined.
He said the Sunday tremor was so severe that it
shook building foundations while the second
early Monday was as intense and serious.
Villagers in Bathang, the area worst hit, also told
our correspondent that they experienced several
tremors apart from the two major ones reported.
They said some were mild while others were
quite severe and occurred intermittently without
Mrs. Felicia Isaac, whose house was felled by
the vibration, told our correspondent that there
was a mild tremor yesterday morning but that it
was not as severe as the first two.
She said most residents now live in fear as many
while many had left as they don’t know what
would happen next. She said she chose to stay
because there was nowhere to run.
Adamu Kwasau, the village head of Bathang, told
Daily Trust that many people had left the village
due to heavy land vibrations within the past
“Since there are promises of assistance from
several quarters I am appealing to the people not
to run but stay calm,” he said.
A member of the House of Representatives from
the area, Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung,
urged the federal government to take proactive
measures against reoccurrence.
Katung urged the National Emergency
Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief
materials to victims.