After some youths took to the streets in Sokoto metropolis to protest the arrest of the alleged murders of Deborah Samuel, a female Christian student at Shehu Shagari College of Education, Governor Aminu Tambuwal has reduced the 24-hour curfew he imposed in the state.
Remember that the assassination of Deborah for supposed blasphemy on May 12 provoked national indignation and censure.
Following a security report, Governor Tambuwal ordered the lifting of the 24-hour curfew in a statement published by Isa Galadanci, the state’s commissioner of information, on Monday, May 16.
The Governor, who urged citizens to “keep peace in this regard” since “no breach of law and order in the state will be tolerated,” adding that the development will allow people to do their “legal activities.”
“Sequel to the briefing by the Security Heads in the State, the State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR Mutawallen Sokoto has ordered the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew in force in Sokoto metropolis.
“The revised curfew will now be from dusk to dawn in Sokoto township. This is with a view to afford people the window to pursue their legitimate businesses and other means of livelihood.”