Deborah Samuel: Tambuwal lifts Sokoto curfew, bans processions

Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Friday lifted the curfew imposed on the capital metropolis with immediate effect.

Tambuwal imposed curfew last Saturday following riots over the arrest of some persons involved in the killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE), for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad on May 12.

In a statement by the commissioner of information and orientation Isah Galadanci, Tambuwal urged the general public to be law-abiding, stressing the need for peaceful co-existence among the people in the state.

The statement reads: “Governor of Sokoto State, Rt Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, Mutawallen Sokoto has after due consultations, lifted the curfew imposed on Sokoto metropolis with immediate effect.”

Tambuwal also banned all forms of processions in the state until further notice.

His counterpart in Kaduna Nasir El-Rufai had earlier banned all forms of protests and processions in Kaduna over the incident in Sokoto.