(SA Media and Publicity to Gov El-Rufai, Samuel Aruwan addressing newsmen sometime ago in Kaduna)
//Godwin Ekosin, Kaduna, N/w Nigeria//
The 24-hour curfew imposed in three local government areas of Jema’a, Kaura and Zangon Kataf, Kaduna State will be relaxed to 12 hours from 6am to 6pm with effective only on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th December, 2016.
However, the 24-hour curfew in the LGAs will resumed on the 27th December 2016 unrill the situation that led to it is properly brought under control.
Meanwhile, ahead the Yuletide, more security operatives have been deployed to every nook and crane of Kaduna State while the 24-hour curfew imposed in the three Local Government Areas of Jema’a, Kaura and Zangon Kataf has been relaxed.
The development was after credible intelligence at the disposal of security agencies suggests possible threat to peace and urgent need to nip it in the bud and the earlier imposition of 24-hour curfew in three local government areas of the state.
Spokesman to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan in a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday said, ‘in order to strengthen security in Southern Kaduna and the state at large, more troops and operatives comprising the Nigerian Army, DSS and other intelligence personnel/investigators have been deployed to ensure the security of citizenry and maintenance of law and order.
“The Nigerian Police have also deployed various units of Mobile Police, Counter Terrorism Units (CTU) as well as many units of both conventional and undercover police to adequately provide security to the people.
“You may recall that the Governor had met Mr. President regarding the security situation in the areas and the intelligence reports at the disposal of security agencies”, he said.