by Linda Ikeji
The Kaduna State Government has relaxed the curfew in 21 local government areas of the state.
The state government which said the decision was taken in line with the recommendation of security agencies, added that the 24-hour curfew would continue in Chikun and Kaduna South LGAs until further notice.
Kaduna state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan said in a statement;
“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.
“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.
“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.”