The Kaduna State Government says it has arrested thirty-two people in connection with the renewed violence in Kaduna metropolis on Friday. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan, in a statement issued today said 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. He added that the council sympathised with residents over the inconveniences associated with the curfew, saying that it was imposed to save lives and is under constant review.
The government urged Kaduna residents to continue to cooperate with the security agencies to ensure that those who want a peaceful, law-governed society prevail over criminals who prefer chaos and anarchy.