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Kaduna local council relaxes curfew

03 April 2014, 18:26

Kaduna - Jema'a Local Government Council of Kaduna State, on Thursday said it had relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed in Kafanchan by 10 hours.

A 24-hour curfew was imposed in Kafanchan township on Wednesday, following the youths' reaction to the arrest of 24 men allegedly in possession of arms.

Daniel Amos, Chairman of the council said in Kafanchan that residents were now free to go about their businesses from 6 am to 4 pm.

"The development is due to relative calm witnessed within the metropolis.

"We believe the situation would improve as there has not been report of disturbances from any quarters," he said.

Amos commended residents for complying with the directive restricting movement, assuring that the measure was taken to ensure the safety of lives and property.

He urged the public to desist from tendencies capable of breaching public peace and report any suspected person or group to security operatives.

Calm had returned to Kafanchan township as residents move freely and businesses were opened.

-  NAN
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