Kwara State Government has lifted the curfew imposed on Ilorin metropolis.
The government had on October 23 declared a 24-hour curfew after widespread looting of private businesses in the state capital. It later relaxed the curfew.
In a statement late Wednesday, Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman, the state governor, said the curfew has now been lifted effective from today, November 12.
“Kwarans may however see increased joint patrols by security agencies within the metropolis and across the state,” Ajakaye said.
“It is to strengthen the gains of the past weeks and keep criminal elements at bay.
“Citizens are to go about their lawful business without any fear.
“The government sincerely commends citizens and all critical stakeholders, especially the security agencies, for their support for the measures taken to strengthen security in the wake of some recent developments.”