Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has lifted the curfew imposed on the state last Saturday.
Naija News recalls that Tambuwal had last Saturday imposed curfew in the state metropolis after a protest calling for the release of suspects who killed Deborah Samuel over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad turned violent.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has lifted the curfew imposed on Sokoto metropolis with immediate effect.
He explained that the curfew was lifted after due consultation with relevant security agencies and stakeholders.
Tambuwal made these known in a statement issued by the Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Isah Galadanci.
The statement reads in part: “Acting on enabling powers under 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 Sokoto State Peace Preservation Law, Governor of Sokoto State, Rt Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, Mutawallen Sokoto has after due consultations, lifted the curfew imposed on Sokoto metropolis with immediate effect .”
While calling on the public to remain peaceful and respect the law, Tambuwal urged residents of the state to live peacefully with themselves.
He banned all forms of processions in the State indefinitely.
Tambuwal thanked people in the State for their understanding in complying with the curfew.