Sokoto’s 24-Hour Curfew is Lifted

Following a violent demonstration in the state capital over the arrest of some teenagers tied to the murder of Debora Samuel, a 200 student accused of making a blasphemous comment against Prophet Muhammad, the Sokoto State government has lifted the 24-hour curfew imposed in the metropolis.

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Isah Bajini, issued a statement on Monday that was made accessible to the Nigerian Tribune.

“Sequel to the briefing by the state’s security heads, the State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has ordered the lifting of the 24-hour curfew in effect in Sokoto city,” the statement said.

“In Sokoto township, the revised curfew will now be from nightfall to dawn. This is to give them the opportunity to pursue their lawful companies and other sources of income.”

The government, on the other hand, has urged citizens to keep the peace, saying that any breach of law and order in the state will not be tolerated.

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