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Deborah Samuel: Gov Tambuwal relaxes 24-Hour curfew

Sokoto state Government has ordered the relaxation of the 24 hour curfew in force in the state metropolis.

In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information Isa Bajini Galadanci says the relaxation followed a briefing by the Security Heads to the governor of the state on the return of peace in the state.

The revised curfew will now be from 6PM to 6AM in Sokoto township.

The curfew was imposed as a result of the violent protest that trailed the arrest of suspects linked to the murder of Deborah Samuel.

Deborah, a 200l student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, was lynched and burnt to death by an angry mob on Thursday after being accused of blasphemy. The situation drew condemnation from many, including the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar and the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah.

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a probe into the incident.

In a swift reaction, the police authorities arrested two suspects linked to the murder, saying they had begun a manhunt for other suspects who appeared in footage of the gruesome murder which trended on social media.

In a statement the Governor cautions people to maintain peace and any breach of law and order will not be condoned in the State .

Also read; Blasphemy: Gov Tambuwal declares 24hr curfew in Sokoto

Reporting by Nasir Malali, Editing by Omotola Oguneye