The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has lifted with immediate effect the curfew earlier imposed to curtail the spread of violence in the state, following the killing of Deborah Samuel.
The notice lifting 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.
The Governor also banned all forms of procession in the state indefinitely.
“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 Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, Mutawallen Sokoto has after due consultations, lifted the curfew imposed on Sokoto metropolis with immediate effect,” a statement signed by Commissioner of Information, Isah Bajini Galadanci, said days after the curfew was imposed.
“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
“The Government has, however, banned all forms of processions in the State until further notice
“Governor Aminu Tambuwal thanked people in the State for their understanding in complying with the curfew.”
Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, was lynched by a mob over alleged blasphemy.
The police arrested two suspects in connection with the killing but a protest demanding their release soon followed.