SOKOTO Governor Aminu Tambuwal has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Sokoto, the state capital following a rowdy protest by angry youths demanding the release of two suspects arrested over the death of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE)!Deborah Samuel on Thursday.
Samuel was killed by a mob which accuded her of alleged blasphemy on the premises of SSCOE.
The Governor said in a statement that the curfew takes immediate effect to protect livss and properties.
He said: “Following the sad incident that happened at the Shehu Shagari College of Education on Thursday and sequel to the developments within (Sokoto) metropolis this morning till afternoon, by the powers conferred on me by sections 176(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and section 1 and 4 of the Public Order Act; and, also Section 15 of Sokoto State Peace Preservation Law, I hereby declare, with immediate effect, a curfew within (Sokoto) metropolis of Sokoto township for the next 24 hours.
“I appeal to the good people of Sokoto state to kindly continue to observe law and order and calm down (on the) restiveness currently pervading in the metropolis.
“Everyone should, please, in the interest of peace go back home and observe this measures, with a view of the reestablishment of peace, law and order in the state.
“It is not in the interest of anyone for us to have a breakdown of law and order. I, therefore, appeal for restraint; and, for people to observe and respect the rule of law. Thank you very much.”
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