Kaduna relaxes curfew in 21 LGAs | Dailytrust

Kaduna relaxes curfew in 21 LGAs

The Kaduna State Government has relaxed a 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on the entire state but said Chikun and Kaduna south will remain under 24-hour curfew till further notice.

The state government on Monday said it 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 businesses between 6am and 4pm daily. Curfew hours will be from 4pm to 6am, in all local government areas except Chikun and Kaduna South,” it stated.

A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan stated that based on the security assessment, criminal attempts to violate life and property persist in the Chikun and Kaduna south local government areas which is why the 24 hour curfew still stands in the two LGAs.

“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.”

The state government also banned social and mass gatherings in the areas until further notice stressing that essential services, hospitals and medical facilities are expected to open and offer services during the period.

He urged persons with useful information on the criminals who have engaged in looting to call the Kaduna State Security Operations Room on 09034000060 and 08170189999.

Daily Trust reports that following reports of lootings in several warehouses across the country, youths in Chikun and Kaduna south on Saturday besieged several government and private warehouses and looted food items, grains and furniture.

The youths also gained access into the warehouse of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), where they ransacked the place and evacuated expired and dangerous drugs awaiting destruction.

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