- Days after the unfortunate assassination of Deborah Samuel, Governor Tambuwal lifted the curfew imposed on the metropolis of Sokoto
- The governor had the curfew in place following the riots that followed the assassination of Deborah in the northern state
- In lieu of the curfew, Governor Tambuwal banned all forms of procession in the state until further notice
Sokoto – Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has lifted the curfew imposed on the metropolitan area of Sokoto over the unrest following the assassination of Deborah Samuel.< /ul>
The Governor also has all forms of processions on Friday May 20th Banned indefinitely in the state, Channels TV reported.
Police arrested two Ve suspects in connection with the murder, but a protest soon followed demanding their release.
A statement signed by the State Commissioner for Informa, Isah Bajini Galadanci, read:
“Acting under empowering powers pursuant to Section 176(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sections 1, 2 and 4 of the Public Order Act and Section 15 of the Peace Preservation Act of the State of Sokoto, the Governor of the State of Sokoto, Rt Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, Mutawallen Sokoto, after due deliberation, has lifted the curfew imposed on the metropolitan area of Sokoto with immediate effect to remain peaceful at all times emphasizes the need for peaceful coexistence among the people of the state.
“He reiterated the need for the Fri edens as a necessary basis for any meaningful development
“However, the government has banned all forms of processions in the state until further notice.”
The governor thanked also the residents of Sokoto for their understanding in complying with the curfew,” said The Nation also reported.
Deborah Samuel: Police Say Escaping “Prime Suspect” Wanted in Viral Video
ASP, Sokoto State Police Command Public Relations Officer Sanusi Abubakar made the disclosure in a statement Tuesday, May 17.
While the two suspects arrested at the scene as police dispersed the mob have been tried and remanded in custody, the main suspects who alleged the murder of Deborah Yakubu continued to go viral as the viral video was intended explained.