Deborah Samuel – Tambuwal Lifts Curfew, Bans Procession in Sokoto
The curfew placed on Sokoto city has been removed with immediate effect by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
He said the decision was reached after extensive consultation with relevant security authorities and stakeholders.
“I hereby abolish the curfew,” he stated, citing enabling powers under Section 176 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act, and Section 15 of the Sokoto State Peace Preservation Law.
The Governor, on the other hand, implored everyone to follow the law and keep the peace at all times.
He emphasised the importance of peaceful coexistence among the citizens of the state.
He also declared all processions in the state illegal till further notice.
Governor Tambuwal praised residents of the state for their cooperation in observing the curfew.
After a violent demonstration that resulted in the murder of one person in the state, the governor ordered a 24-hour curfew.
The demonstrators demanded the release of two individuals arrested in connection with the blasphemy-related murder of Deborah Samuel.