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Gov Tambuwal declares 24-hour curfew in Sokoto metropolis

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has declared a 24-hour curfew inside the metropolis to forestall civil unrest over the demise of Deborah Samuel, a pupil of the Shehu Shagari Faculty of Schooling.

 

Deborah was killed on Thursday, Might 12, following an allegation that she had blasphemed Muhammad (SAW), the prophet of Islam.

 

In line with the governor, the curfew has grow to be obligatory as the one possibility left for the federal government to forestall a breakdown of legislation and order within the state.

 

“Following the unhappy incident that occurred on the Shehu Shagari Faculty of Schooling on Thursday and sequel to the developments inside (Sokoto) metropolis this morning until afternoon, by the powers conferred on me by Sections 176(2) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Part 1 and 4 of the Public Order Act, and likewise Part 15 of Sokoto State Peace Preservation Regulation, I hereby declare, with fast impact, a curfew inside (Sokoto) metropolis of Sokoto township for the following 24 hours,” he stated.

I enchantment to the nice individuals of Sokoto state to kindly proceed to look at legislation and order and settle down (on the) restiveness at present pervading within the metropolis. Everybody ought to, please, within the curiosity of peace return dwelling and observe this measure with a view to the re-establishment of peace, legislation, and order within the state.

It isn’t within the curiosity of anybody for us to have a breakdown of legislation and order. I, due to this fact, enchantment for restraint and, for individuals to look at and respect the rule of legislation.”the governor stated

 

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