Tambuwal lifts curfew in Sokoto
Sokoto State government has lifted the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on the state.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, had announced curfew in the state metropolis, in the wake of violence that greeted the protest organised by youths in the state calling for the release of those arrested in connection with the killing of Deborah Yakubu, a 200 level students of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
Deborah was killed and her remains were set on fire following allegations of a blasphemous statement allegedly made by her in her school, Shehu Shagari College of Education
However, the full curfew was relaxed following the return of peace some four days ago.
Governor Tambuwal announced the immediate lifting of the curfew on Friday.
The lifting of the curfew was contained in a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Isah Galadanci, on behalf of the governor and made available to newsmen on Friday.
“Acting on enabling powers under section 176 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, section 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act, and section 15 of Sokoto State Peace Preservation Law, the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has, after due consultations, lifted the curfew imposed on Sokoto metropolis with immediate effect
“The Governor has urged the general public to be law-abiding and remain peaceful at all times, stressing the need for peaceful co-existence amongst the people in the state. He reiterated the need for peace as the necessary foundation for any meaningful development.”