Tension has gripped residents of Ikara town in Kaduna State following an earth tremor that lasted for several hours.
A similar incident happened in the area some four months ago and residents have been living in a great fear.
A Kaduna-based international radio reporter, Suleiman Yakubu, disclosed that the community residents scampered for safety and more are still considering fleeing the area to avoid victimization.
“Though people have not started fleeing the community, but as I talk to you, there is tension. Everyone is standing outside as the earth is vibrating under their feet.
“It started since morning and if it continues like this till evening, people will have no choice than to leave the town to safer places.”
Honorable Badugu Nehemiah, who is a leader in the community said, “since morning, many people in our villages have been running up and down, because both buildings and the ground have been shaking.
“Many churches had to cut short their Sunday service programmes because of the earthquake threat. As I am speaking with you, the ground is still shaking”.
Meanwhile, Governor Mallam Nasiru El Rufai, said that there is no cause for an alarm as authorities are currently looking into the matter.
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