Kaduna government relaxes curfew

Channels Television  
Updated June 18, 2012

The Kaduna State government on Monday relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state following Sunday’s bomb blast which rocked churches in both Zaria and Kaduna town.

The Kaduna State governor, Patrick Yakowa

The Special Assistant to Kaduna State governor on Media, Reuben Buhari who confirmed the decision in a press statement said that people can now move from 2pm to 6pm today.

A dusk to dawn curfew will come into place from Tuesday, restricting movement from 6am to 6pm.

According to him, the decision to relax the curfew came as a result of intelligence and security report from security agencies.

Mr Buhari advised residents of the state to remain calm, law abiding and cooperate with security agencies as the government is working hard to prevent any further breach of peace in the state.

The Kaduna State governor, Patrick Yakowa on Sunday imposed a 24 hour curfew in the state following bomb blasts and retaliatory violent protest in parts of the state.

Explosions at three churches in Kaduna state killed over 34 people on Sunday, leading to reprisal attacks which led to scores of death.

Two explosions rocked churches in the town of Zaria, moments from each other. A suicide bomber drove a blue Honda civic into a church, burning the front entrance and damaging the building.

Some militants also threw bombs at another church, killing four children who were playing on the streets, said resident Deborah Osagie, who lives opposite the church. She added that the militants were later caught by a mob and killed.

Another blast hit a third church in the state’s main city of Kaduna, causing unknown number of casualties, witnesses and the National Emergency Management Agency said.