The Kaduna State Governments has relaxed the curfew in Kaduna metropolis and environs.

It says the decision is in response to the considerable peace that has returned to the city.

A spokesman for the Governor, Mr Samuel Aruwan, gave the update in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna.

Aruwan said residents could now move around until 5:00 p.m., adding that the prevailing peace had encouraged the authority to relax the curfew on Monday between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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He said banks and markets should use the period to open for customers.

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According to him, "sustained calm is required to call off the curfew".

The peace of the city was disrupted few days ago following communal clashes.

Over 30 persons were killed in the clashes. 

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