Apparently, after the monthly security meeting on Tuesday, Kaduna State Security Council had reviewed the 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Zangon-Kataf local government areas to 12-hour with immediate effect, while it remains 24-hour in Kaura local government where perceived unrest may ensue.
Curfew in Jema’a and Zangon Kataf local government areas is now effective between 6pm to 6am daily while medical and health personnel carrying out essential services are exempted from the curfew which was imposed in December 2016.
A statement by Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Samuel Aruwan read, “a statement from the state security council said that improvements in the security situation in Jema’a and Zangon Kataf LGAs informed the decision to relax the curfew. The council noted that it was keeping the situation in Kaura local government under review.
“The decision to relax the curfew in the Jema’a and Zangon Kataf LGAs and its continuation in Kaura LGA was unanimously taken after deliberation and review of security situation in the three local government areas and the entire state.
“The Kaduna State Security Council is chaired by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai. Its members include the Deputy Governor, Arc. Barnabas Yusuf Bala, Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh.
“Others are Director DSS, Mohammed Tijjani Wakili, Brig. Gen. I.Isa, Garrison Commander, 1 Division Garrison, Nigerian Army, Rear Admiral TT Dakwat, Commandant Nigerian Navy School of Armament, Kachia and AVM Bello Garba, Base Commander, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna.
“Security agencies have also been empowered to arrest individuals and groups found violating the curfew”.