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Church Bombings: Kaduna reduces curfew period

18 June 2012, 15:20

Kaduna - The Kaduna State Government on Monday relaxed by 12 hours, the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state following Sunday’s bombing of three churches in Zaria and Kaduna.

The curfew will now take effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Commissioner for Information Saidu Adamu made the announcement on Monday in Kaduna while speaking to reporters after the State Security Council meeting.

The state government had imposed the curfew following a violent protest that erupted in Kaduna after the attacks.

Hundreds of youths had taken to the streets in Trikania and Gonin-Gora areas of the metropolis, protesting against the bomb blast near Shalom Church in the Trikania neighbourhood.

Explosions also occurred at CKC Church in Sabon Gari area, as well as the ECWA Church Wusasa, both in Zaria.

Several people died in the attacks while many were injured.



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