Residents have reportedly fled the Kwoi community in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State after another earth tremor hit the area, reports Punch.
It was gathered that the 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, told a correspondent that the Tuesday incident was 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.”
Different communities in Kaduna State have been hit with earth tremors in recent times.
Thesheet.ng reported that experts warned that Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Warri, Bayelsa, Cross River, and the Shaki area of Oyo state are on the verge of earthquake incidents except adequate steps are taken by the Federal Government.
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