Governor el-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has relaxed the curfew imposed on some part of the state following the gradual return of peace to Kaduna and its environs.

In a statement on Wednesday by his media assistant, Samuel Aruwa, the governor said effective tomorrow, Thursday, 25th October 2018, residents of Kaduna are free to pursue their legitimate business from 6 am to 5 pm.

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He said dusk to dawn curfew will be enforced from 5 pm to 6 am daily, until further notice.

Aruwa said the decision to review the curfew hours followed a meeting today of a select committee of the State Security Council.

He noted that heads of the security agencies reported significant progress in restoring calm and commended residents for the peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves during the four-hour relaxation of the curfew in parts of Kaduna yesterday.

“The Government is grateful to our citizens for their cooperation while withstanding the unintended inconvenience,” He added

Aruwa said government expects normal banking and other services to resume, and markets to open as normal as from tomorrow.

“Government, therefore, urges all residents to report any suspicious activity to the security agencies and to refrain from spreading rumours and unverified information. The Security Council advises that there will be no hesitation to reimpose a 24-hour curfew in the event of any breach of the peace,” he said.