Deborah Samuel: Gov Tambuwal relaxes curfew

Sokoto State government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew it placed on the state following violent protest over the arrest of some suspects of the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student.

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Isah Bajini, via a statement said: “Sequel to the briefing by the security heads in the State, the State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal 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 affording people the window to pursue their legitimate businesses and other means of livelihood,” Tribune quoted him as saying.

The Informant247 had reported that the State’s police command arrested some persons linked to the lynching of the 200-level student for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed.

A large number of Muslim boys who were not comfortable with the arrest, occupied the streets in the State on Saturday, to demand the release of the suspects.

As the development triggered tension in the State, the governor imposed the curfew.

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