The Kwara State Government has relaxed the statewide 24hour curfew imposed in the state.
The curfew imposed on Friday following the looting spree that took place on Oct. 23 has now been relaxed as from between 6p.m. and 8 a.m. daily until further notice.
The decision was contained in a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor in Ilorin on Sunday night.
Ajakaye said that the decision was taking at a security council meeting that the Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq held with heads of the security agencies in the state.
The council, according to the statement,took the decision after a review of the situation in the ilorin metropolis suggested a relative calm.
The meeting also “observed that the objective of the curfew has largely been achieved as the misguided elements who looted and vandalised public and private properties have been pushed back and normalcy restored.”
The 6p.m. to 8 a.m. curfew will remain daily until further notice. This means members of the public can move around between 8 a.m. and 6p.m. daily within the metropolis.
The state government says it will continue to review the situation and take decisions that are in the best interest of the state.