By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government, led by Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai on Tuesday lifted the curfew in Kaduna metropolis and environs, with immediate effect.
A statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, said the night-time curfew which had subsisted in the city since 31st October 2018 has now been removed.
Residents are now free to go about their legitimate business at anytime of the day.
However, a security review has determined that curfew hours be retained in Kujama, Kasuwan Magani and Kachia towns in the state.
Nighttime curfew in Kachia is from 10pm to 6am. For Kasuwan Magani and Kujama the curfew remains from 5pm to 6am.
The Kaduna State Security Council commended residents for upholding the peace, and urged them to continue to cooperate with the security agencies, the statement said.