Kaduna State Govt relaxes 24-hour curfew

The Kaduna State Government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew in 21 local government areas of the state.

However, the 24-hour curfew will continue in Chikun and Kaduna South LGAs until further notice.

A statement signed by Samuel Aruwan Commissioner of Internal Security & Home Affairs, says the state government accepted the recommendation of the security agencies for a significant relaxation of the curfew in 21 local government areas.

From Tuesday, 27th October 2020, residents can pursue their lawful business between 6am and 4pm daily. Curfew hours will be from 4pm to 6am, in all local government areas except Chikun and Kaduna South, says Aruwan.

“As the security assessment noted, criminal attempts to violate life and property persist in two local government areas.

“Therefore, the 24-hour curfew remains in place in Chikun and Kaduna South local government areas. Residents of these two local government areas are advised to remain in their homes as efforts to normalise the situation continue,” the Commissioner says.

Markets, offices and commercial centres, hotels and recreation centres in the two LGAs are to remain closed during the 24-hour curfew.

Social and mass gatherings are also prohibited in these areas until further notice. As essential services, hospitals and medical facilities are expected to open and offer services during this period.

According to Aruwan, persons with useful information on the criminals who have engaged in looting should please call the Kaduna State Security Operations Room on 09034000060 and 08170189999.

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