The dusk to dawn curfew yesterday imposed on Jos North and South by the Plateau State Government has been relaxed by four hours.

A statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati says the curfew is now to last from 10pm to 6am.

The relaxation of the curfew followed security reports on the return of "relative peace" in areas affected by violent clashes yesterday.

The State Government had imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew on Jos North and South Local Government Areas following violent clashes that erupted after the killing of 12 persons in Rukuba road, Jos by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

The "unknown gunmen" took advantage of an evening rain in the city to attack residents, Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau State, DSP Tyopev Terna said yesterday in a statement.

They were however "forced to run from the scene by the combined superior gun fire of the Police and the Operation Safe Haven (STF)", the statement said.

No arrest was however reported to have been made.