Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Mukhtar Isa Hazo was on Thursday impeached by the 24-member House of Assembly.
The impeachment followed a vote of no confidence in him.
A new Deputy Speaker, Hon. Isaac Auta, was immediately sworn-in. Hon. Auta is representing Kauru Constituency.
Auta was sworn-in on Thursday by the Clerk of the Assembly, who administered the oath of office and allegiance on him.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government and Chawai Chiefdom in Kauru local government with immediate effect.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan on Thursday, said that ‘’security agencies are containing the tensions arising from a clash last week over farmland in Zangon-Kataf.
According to the Commissioner, community leaders had tried to ease the tension which seems to have escalated but failed.