As peace gradually returned to crisis spot areas of Kauru and Zangon-Kataf LGAs of Kaduna State, the state government has on Saturday temporarily reduced the 24 hours curfew imposed in the area, to start from 6pm to 6am, effective from Saturday August 22, 2020.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Internal Security & Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, dated August 22, 2020.
According to the statement,
“efforts to diminish perils to communities and promote peace continue, the Kaduna State Government has accepted the recommendation to relax the curfew in Kauru and Zangon-Kataf LGAs.
“However, the security assessments also acknowledge that there are promising signs of serious efforts at rapprochement between the Atyap, Hausa and Fulani communities of Zangon-Kataf LGA”
The statement further explained that, curfew hours will now be from 6pm to 6am, effective from Saturday August 22, 2020.
“This decision completes the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew imposed from 11 June 2020 to help contain security challenges initially in Kauru and Zangon-Kataf but later extended to Kaura and Jema’a LGAs.
Security agencies have advises the Kaduna State Government of concerns about the persisting danger of attacks and reprisals, especially in Zangon-Kataf LGA.