Kaduna govt relaxes curfew

The Kaduna State Government has further relaxed the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on the Kaduna metropolis.

 

The Commissioner of Police, Ballah Nasarawa, announced the relaxation after the state’s Security Council meeting on Thursday in Kaduna, saying the curfew would now take effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning from Friday to Sunday.

 

The curfew had earlier been relaxed by four hours same Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. by the state government.

 

Mr. Nasarawa said the curfew was relaxed following the restoration of peace in the city.

 

The curfew was imposed on the Kaduna metropolis and environs following a breakdown of law and order as hoodlums hijacked the protests against the removal of fuel subsidy.

 

The protests, which began on a peaceful note on Monday, turned violent in parts of the city when miscreants vandalised cars and public buildings.

 

The police commissioner said the security agencies would review the curfew on Monday for possible lifting “if normalcy returns to the city”.

 

The state government had also announced an indefinite ban on public rallies and assembly. 

 

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