“After serious deliberations, the Kaduna State Security Council has reviewed the curfew hours as follows: for today, Monday 25, people can move freely from 12 noon to 4pm. From tomorrow, Tuesday 26, people in Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Igabi and Chikun can move freely from 7am to 4pm, while for the 19 remaining Local Government Areas [LGAs] people can move freely from 6am to 6pm. All are advise to remain peaceful” stated the chief press secretary to the Kaduna state governor, Reuben Buhari, this afternoon as he addressed from 247ureports.com over the curfew situation in the State.
Kaduna had been the victim of religious violence that saw the deaths of over 100 people and addition 200 injured – as a result of multiple church bombings by the dreaded Islamic terrorist group, the boko haram – and the reprisal attacks with followed the bombings.
The state government of Kaduna State had made attempts at quelling the security unrest by putting in place security measures – that included 24hour curfew across the State – but the volatility of the irate youths proved insurmountable, at least briefly.