Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has announced the immediate lifting of the curfew earlier imposed on the state to curtail the spread of violence that followed the killing of Deborah Samuel.
The governor had placed a curfew on the metropolis when crisis broke out after the youths took to the street to demand the release of the two suspects arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel.
This 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
“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.
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.”the statement read