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Kaduna govt relaxes curfew in Kachia

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Kaduna State Government has relaxed the curfew in Kachia, Mr Samuel Aruwan, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, said in a statement on Saturday in Kaduna.

Aruwan said the State’s Security Council noted with gratitude, the exemplary conduct of the people of Kachia, who remained peaceful while mourning the loss of a beloved monarch.

He stated that in recognition of this positive contribution to harmony, the Security Council directed that the curfew in Kachia be relaxed immediately today, Saturday, October 27, 2018.

He added that “residents of Kachia are free to go about their legitimate businesses from now till 5pm today (Saturday).

“Also From tomorrow, Sunday, October 28, 2018, Kachia residents are also free to move from 6am till  5pm.

“The Security Council advises residents of Kaduna to continue to comply with curfew hours.

“The state government warns that only persons involved in delivering essential services will be permitted free passage, as curfew violation is crime that will earn arrest and prosecution.”

While giving an update on the security situation in the state, Aruwan said a select committee of the Kaduna State Security Council met this morning.

The heads of the security agencies in Kaduna State and senior government officials, led by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, reviewed the security situation in the state and sympathised with residents on the inconvenience associated with the curfew, saying it was imposed to save lives “and is under constant review.”

Meanwhile, arrests of hoodlums continued, as security agencies thwarted attempts to destroy places of worship in Kawo and Hanyin Banki.

One person was killed in Kasuwan Magani and another arrested with a weapon overnight.

The police reported that 32 persons have been arrested since Friday for involvement in the disturbances.

All those arrested would be investigated and prosecuted. NAN

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