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Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai

By Andah John

The 24-hour curfew imposed on Jema’a and Zangon-Kataf Local Government Areas of Kaduna State has been relaxed by the state government.

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The government said the decision was taken as security situation in the areas had improved. It made it known in a statement at the end of the Security Council Meeting on Wednesday.

But the Council noted that the 24-hour curfew remained effective in Kaura Local Government Area.

In the statement

“The decision to relax the curfew in Jema’a and Zangon Kataf Local Government Areas and its continuation in Kaura Local Government Area was unanimously taken after deliberation and review of security situation in the three local government areas and the entire state.

“Security agencies have also been empowered to arrest individuals and groups found violating the curfew.

“The Security Council urges security operatives to ensure enforcement using best practices”.

The curfew in Jema’a and Zangon Kataf local government areas is now for 12 hours daily, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. local time.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai was reported to have said that the perpetrators of the attacks were Fulanis from foreign lands taking vengeance for their kins killed years ago.