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Another earth tremor on Tuesday rocked the Kwoi community in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The incident had reportedly forced many residents to flee the community.

It was gathered that the Tuesday incident which occurred around 9am was accompanied by a heavy vibration.

An earlier tremor had taken place on Monday around 3am.

Following the incidents, schools in the city were shut down and students, who had just resumed from the long vacation, were asked to return home.

Many of the residents too had started fleeing the community.

A resident of the community, Ayuba Nok, in a chat with our correspondent described the Tuesday incident as more serious than the earlier ones.

Nok said, “Today’s tremor was very loud. It was louder than the previous ones. Some schools were forced to close. They sent their students back home.

“Mallam Maude School, LEA Central Primary School and Sabzuro Primary School were some of the schools which were forced to close as a result of the sound of the tremor. They were afraid that something worse might happen.

“The heavy vibration of the tremor happened around 9 am today. It also occurred on Monday around 3am. The sound of Monday’s tremor was not as loud and devastating as the one of this morning.

“The Chairman, Mr. Ben Kure, is saying that people should be calm and stay where they are. But, the people are already frightened and they are in shock.

“When the incident happened again today, many of us who were thinking otherwise before decided to leave the town, especially the women and children. This is because we don’t know probably the whole town may sink when another one happens. And the government is not doing anything for now to evacuate people.”

Meanwhile, the Head of Geography Department, Kaduna State University, Dr. Idowu Abbas, said the constant incident of earth tremor in Kwoi town might lead to a major earthquake, urging the government to place the community on a watch list for a possible evacuation.

He said, “It is unfortunate that the tremor happened but it is not unusual. This is because it can happen anywhere and at any time as long as there is movement underneath the earth surface. It can happen anywhere, it is just unfortunate that it happened in Kwoi.

“The tremor could be a signal of a bigger incident in Kwoi. And it still depends on what happens within the earth surface. I think the Nigerian Space, Research and Development Agency is already looking into that. Honestly speaking earth tremor is a small earth quake, the major earth quake can come.”

Meanwhile, a Non-Governmental Organisation, the Environmental Right Action and Friends of the Earth Nigeria, has condemned the relevant authorities for failing to institute a probe to ascertain the causes of the earth tremors that took place in some communities in Bayelsa and Rivers states.

Communities such as Mbiama and Okaki in Ahoada West local Government Area of Rivers State and Igbogene, in Yenagoa LGA of Bayelsa State were hit by earth tremors in July 2016.

The ERA observed in a field report after visiting the affected communities that findings from the residents of the communities confirmed that the incidents were real.

The report which was made available to reporters in Yenagoa on Tuesday indicated that there was need for the relevant authorities to institute a body of experts to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the earth tremor to avoid future occurrence.

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  1. In Nigeria we are not good at preventing problems neither are good at solving dem.

    It would have saved a lot of unseen headaches if the cause of these earth tremors were investigated. It may just be a phase that will pass with no major disaster.

    However what if a major earthquake follows shortly. Wouldn't we save thousands of lives if a study was done to ascertain the cause and degree of the tremors in order to act appropriately.

    Just thinking out Laud

  2. The gods are angry with us all. Be it moslem, christian, traditionalist, Hausa Yoruba, Igbo. The gods are extremely angry with us al. The atrocities committed in our lands are too many.

  3. In Nigeria, we lack d inii to prevent problems and are even clueless in solving them.

    It would have been a very proactive step if the government had looked into the causes and magnitude of this earth tremors to prevent a major natural disaster from catching us unaware and I'll prepared.

    We do not pray for misfortunes, but we should also try and safeguard against them.

    1. Earth tremor is a natural occurrence. Nothing can be done to stop it from happening because no technology can be deployed anywhere to stop movement of earth plates.At best you can only evacuate people to minimize disaster. But I'm a bit curious because Nigeria is not in the mobile belt of the earth where natural disaster like earth quake and tremor happen. So as an African the next line of thinking is to become spiritual about us having earth tremor in Nigeria. First it was in Oyo state, then River/Bayelsa and now in Kaduna. By my spirituality I can infer two possibilities, either of them may be the cause. First, may be GEJ whom PMB's lead APC government has accused as the cause of Nigerian economy recession has mistical power to affect Nigeria beyond just economic problems and now he is causing some geologic problems.Second, may be PMB is evil and devious and now nature is manifesting against him.


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