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Blasphemy: Tambuwal Relaxes Curfew In Sokoto

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Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state following protests by youths.

In a statement issued on Monday the state commissioner of information, Isah Galadanci, said Tambuwal ordered the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew following a security report.

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Some youths had taken to the streets on Saturday to protest against the arrest of the suspected killers of Deborah Samuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education accused blasphemy.

The police command in Sokoto announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with Deborah’s murder.

The commissioner added that the development will enable people to carry out their “legitimate businesses”.

The statement reads, “Sequel to the briefing by the Security Heads in the State, the State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR Mutawallen Sokoto has ordered the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew in force in Sokoto metropolis.

“The revised curfew will now be from dusk to dawn in Sokoto township. This is with a view to afford people the window to pursue their legitimate businesses and other means of livelihood.”

However, the state government advised residents to “maintain peace in this regard, as it will not condone any breach of law and order in the state”.

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