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Tambuwal Lifts Curfew, Bans Procession In Sokoto

Tambuwal lifts curfew, bans procession in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal and angry youth

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has lifted the curfew imposed in the aftermath of the gruesome killing of Deborah Samuel over allegations of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.

Information commissioner Isa Bajini-Galadanchi disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

He said the lifting of the 24-hour curfew, imposed on the town, is with immediate effect.

The governor, however, banned all forms of processions across the state till further notice.

Mr Tambuwal said the decisions were lifted after due consultations with security agencies confirming the return of peace to the state.

The governor, however, urged the general public to be law-abiding and remain peaceful for sustainable security and economic development of the state.

Mr Tambuwal on May 14, imposed the curfew, to contain the rising protests across Sokoto metropolis after police arrested some persons in connection with the murder of Ms Samuel, at the College of Education, Sokoto.

The Commissioner reiterated the need for peace as the necessary foundation for any meaningful development.

He said Tambuwal thanked the people in the state for their understanding in complying with the curfew.

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