From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
As peace finally returned to the crocodile city, Kaduna the State Government has relaxed the night-time curfew in the metropolis and environs with immediate effect.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media & Publicity Samuel Aruwan, made available to the statement.
According to him, residents are henceforth free to move and pursue legitimate activities everyday between 10pm and 5am.
Aruwan said that a meeting of the core security team yesterday reviewed the security situation, and advised the government that a relaxation of the curfew hours is prudent.
“The government has therefore accepted the recommendation to shift the start of curfew time to 10pm. This acknowledges welcome improvements in the overall situation, and will also enable a resurgence of the night economy.
“However, the security review advised that curfew hours in Kachia Local Government Area will remain from 5pm to 6am, until further notice.
“The security agencies will continue to strictly enforce the declared curfew hours.
“The Kaduna State Government commended residents for the growing atmosphere of calm, and appeals for further efforts and unceasing vigilance in the cause of peace,” the statement said.