By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin
The Kwara State government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew it earlier declared at the weekend in the state.
The curfew will now be between 8p.m and 6 o’clock in the morning, according to a statement from the state government on Monday.
The statement said the decision was taken after Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq held a security council meeting with heads of the security agencies in Kwara State.
Government sources said the security meeting observed that the objective of the curfew has been largely achieved because “the misguided elements who looted and vandalised public and private properties have been pushed back and normalcy restored.”
Meanwhile, there had been a relative calm in the state, capital given the impressive confidence that people could move about their businesses within the stipulated free hours,
Even so, the government will continue to review the situation and take decisions that are in the best interest of the state, the statement added.