The Kaduna state government has announced that at least 32 persons have been arrested in connection with the renewed violence in the state.
This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement today saying that the number of arrested persons over the renewed disturbances was given by the Police at the state’s Security Council meeting, adding that “these persons will be investigated and prosecuted’’.
Aruwan also said that within the areas covered by the curfew, security agencies thwarted attempts to destroy places of worship in Kawo and Hayin Banki. It was also reported that one person was killed in Kasuwan Magani and another arrested with a weapon overnight while attempting to burn down the market there.
He announced that the government has relaxed the curfew in Kachia, allowing residents free movement from 6a.m. to 5p.m. daily.
“The Security Council noted with gratitude the exemplary conduct of the people of Kachia who have remained peaceful while mourning the loss of a much-revered monarch. In recognition of this positive contribution to harmony, the Security Council has directed that the curfew in Kachia be relaxed immediately, today, Saturday, 27th October, 2018.”
He added that the council sympathised with residents over the inconveniences associated with the curfew, saying that it was imposed to save lives and was under constant review.