Another earth tremor has hit Kwoi town in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state. The tremor which occurred yesterday is the second the town is witnessing in less two weeks and has forced residents who had earlier refused to vacate the town to flee.
The latest incident which reportedly came with a heavy vibration at about 9am, after the earlier one on Monday was witnessed at about 3am and 6am, forcing schools to shut their gates and asked students to return to their homes with several residents making frantic moves to evacuate their families from the troubled community.
A community leader in Fada, Malam Suleiman Yakubu, confirming the incidence in an interview said:
“Today (Tuesday), the tremor happened again. And today’s tremor was very loud more than the previous ones. Some schools were forced to close and they sent their students back home.”
Yakubu, while narrating the account of the devastating level of the tremor, pointed out that the schools that were immediately shut down included Malam Maude school, LEA Central Primary School and Sabzuro Primary School which were forced to close as a result of the sound of the tremor, they were afraid that something worse may happen.
“I think the best the government can do for us now is to make plans for an evacuation of the people here. This tremor happened inside the town and it is still happening.”
Meanwhile, experts at the Kaduna State University (KASU) have warned that the constant earth tremor incidents in Kwoi town might give way to a major earthquake, urging the government to place the community on a natural disaster watch list for a possible evacuation of residents in the near future.
BuzzNigeria recall that the Nigerian Association of Water-Well Drilling Rig Owners and Practitioners (AWDROP), had a few months ago warned that there are indications of an impending ‘damaging earthquake’ in the next four years if government does not partner with relevant agencies to curb indiscriminate drilling and drill borehole in line with code of practice.