Tambuwal relaxes curfew imposed in Sokoto over Deborah Samuel’s murder

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Monday relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the Sokoto metropolis on Saturday.

The curfew will now be from dusk to dawn.

Governor Tambuwal imposed the curfew to contain the tension that followed the murder of Deborah Samuel, a 200-Level home economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto over alleged blasphemy.

The lifting of the curfew is contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information Isa Bajini-Galadanchi.

He stated that the relaxation of the curfew followed briefing by security agencies in the state.

“The review is to enable people to go about their legitimate businesses and other means of livelihood,” Mr. Bajini-Galadanchi said.

The commissioner quoted Tambuwal as advising residents to maintain peace and warned that government would not condone any breach of the law.