The Sokoto State government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew it imposed following violent protest over the arrest of some youths allegedly involved in the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Isah Bajini, who stated the revised curfew will now be from dusk to dawn in Sokoto township.
The statement noted that, “Sequel to the briefing by the security heads in the State, the State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal 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 affording people the window to pursue their legitimate businesses and other means of livelihood”.
Recall that following the lynching of the 200-level student for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed, the State’s police command arrested some persons linked to the incident.
However, a large number of Muslim boys who were angered by the arrest, stormed the streets in the State on Saturday, demanding the release of the suspects.
The development, which triggered tension in several parts of the State, made the Governor to impose the curfew.