Banditry: Kaduna govt relaxes curfew in Jema’a, Kaura LGAs


 

The Kaduna State Government, on Thursday, said it has relaxed a 24-hour curfew imposed on Kaura and Jema’a Local Government Areas of the state.

Saga Gist recalls that bandits had attacked Kagoro community in Kaura Local Government on Sunday, killing 34 locals, two military personnel who were on a rescue mission. They also burnt several houses.

However, in what appeared to be a reprisal attack, the following day, youths in Kagoro, blocked roads, burned tyres, in protest of the killing. They also killed two persons.

Following this development, the Kaduna State Government imposed a 24 hours curfew on the two local governments; Jema’a and Kaura.

However, in a statement by Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, on Thursday, announced that the curfew is now from 6pm-6am

He said the decision by the Kaduna State Government to relax the curfew from 6pm to 6am was reached after a review of the security situation presented by security agencies at a peace engagement.

According to him, by this development, there will be movement in the areas from 6am to 6pm, while the curfew is to be observed from 6pm to 6am daily.

“The government wishes to reiterate that the initial declaration of the 24-hour curfew was to avert escalation of violence. Monitoring of the situation will continue. Should security assessments necessitate it, the government will not hesitate to revert to a 24-hour curfew,” he said

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