Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto state has imposed curfew on the state metropolis over the violent protest by youths who have been demanding the discharge of two suspects arrested in reference to the killing of Deborah Emmanuel over alleged blasphemy, Day by day Belief stories.
The governor in a press release on Saturday mentioned the curfew grew to become vital in an effort to restore regulation and order to the state following college students’ unrest that led to the killing of Emmanuel, a pupil at Shehu Shagari School of Training, Sokoto.
Tambuwal appealed to the individuals of the state to chorus from violence and be law-abiding.
He mentioned, “Following the unhappy incident that occurred on the Shehu Shagari School of Training on Thursday and sequel to the developments inside (Sokoto) metropolis this morning until afternoon, by the powers conferred on me by Part 176 (2) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and Sections 1 and 4 of the Public Order Act; and, additionally Part 15 of Sokoto State Peace Preservation Regulation, I hereby declare, with speedy impact, a curfew inside (Sokoto) metropolis of Sokoto township for the following 24 hours.
“I enchantment to the nice individuals of Sokoto State to kindly proceed to look at regulation and order and relax (on the) restiveness at the moment pervading within the metropolis.
“Everybody ought to, please, within the curiosity of peace return residence and observe this measure, with a view to reestablishing peace, regulation and order within 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.”