Governor Aminu Tambuwal has relaxed the 24-hour curfew he imposed in Sokoto state after some youths took to the streets in Sokoto metropolis to protest against the arrest of the suspected killers of Deborah Samuel, a female Christian student of Shehu Shagari College of Education.
Recall that the killing of Deborah over alleged blasphemy last Thursday, May 12, has sparked outrage and condemnation across the country.
Governor Tambuwal in a statement issued on Monday, May 16 by Isa Galadanci, the state’s commissioner of information, ordered the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew following a security report.
The Governor who urged residents to “maintain peace in this regard, as it will not condone any breach of law and order in the state”, added that the development will enable people to carry out their “legitimate businesses”.
“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.”