The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has announced a twenty-four-hour curfew within the metropolis in a bid to prevent a curtail further spread of civil unrest trailing the death of Miss Deborah Samuel.
He announced the curfew today at the Government House in Sokoto, the state capital.
Deborah, a second-year student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State, was killed on Thursday following an allegation that she had blasphemed Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.
According to the governor, the curfew has become necessary as the only option left for the government to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the state.
He urged the people to continue to observe law and order and calm down on the restiveness currently pervading in the metropolis.
Deborah’s death has sparked outrage from various individuals and groups across the country, including the Christian community who demanded that her killers be brought to justice.