The Kaduna State Government yesterday relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state following the gradual return of peace to the state.
A statement signed by the Special Assistant, Media, to the Governor, Mr Rueben Buhari, said the curfew was relaxed by four hours yesterday to allow movement of people between noon and 4pm.
It also said that movement would be allowed between 7am and 4pm in Kaduna South, Kaduna North, Igabi and Chikun local government areas from today (Tuesday).
Residents of the remaining 19 local government areas, according to the statement, are allowed to move around between 6am and 6pm.
The 24-hour curfew was imposed on the state following bomb attacks on three churches, ECWA Church, Wusasa, Zaria; CKC, Sabon-Gari, Zaria and the Shalom Church of God Trikania, Kaduna.
Although the curfew was initially relaxed on June 18, it was reinstated the following day due to fresh violence in the state capital.
Meanwhile, Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has approved a further easing of the curfew imposed on the State capital, Damaturu.
Consequently, public movement within Damaturu metropolis is now allowed between 7am and 6pm daily from yesterday (Monday). Members of the general public are expected to remain in their homes from 6pm to 7am daily.
A statement by the Special Adviser to Yobe State Governor on Media, Abdullahi Bego, quoted Gaidam as saying that restriction on public movement in other parts of the State, except Potiskum town, remains from 10pm to 6am daily. Restriction of movement in Potiskum Town remains between 6pm and 6am daily.
According to Bego, the decision was taken following a meeting that Gaidam had yesterday with heads of law enforcement and security agencies in the state.
He reminded the public that the task of maintaining security was not just for the security agents alone but for every law abiding citizen. He called on the general public to continue to assist and cooperate with the security agents in their task of ensuring security and maintaining law and order.