Governor Aminu Tambuwal relaxes 24-Hour curfew in Sokoto State.

Written by on May 16, 2022

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has relaxed the curfew imposed as a result of the violent protest that trailed the arrest of suspects linked to the murder of Deborah Samuel.

Deborah, who was a 200 level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, was lynched and burnt to death by an angry mob last Thursday after being accused of blasphemy.

The situation drew condemnation from many, including the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar and the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah.

In a swift reaction, the police authorities arrested two suspects linked to the murder, saying they had begun a manhunt for other suspects who appeared in footage of the gruesome murder which trended on social media.

Shortly after the incident, a violent protest began in the State that led to several losses of properties and Governor Tambuwal on Saturday declared a 24-hour curfew within the metropolis.

Kevin Madu

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