The Sokoto State government has on Monday announced a relaxation of the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state at the weekend.
The curfew followed violent protests over the arrest of some youths allegedly involved in the killing Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education.
A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Isah Bajini, said the revised curfew was as a result of security report by the Security Heads in the State.
The statement reads, “Sequel to the briefing by the security heads in the State, the State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has ordered the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew in force in Sokoto metropolis
“The revised curfew will now be from dusk to dawn in Sokoto township. This is with a view to affording people the window to pursue their legitimate businesses and other means of livelihood.
“The Government, however, advised people to maintain peace in this regard,as it will not condone any breach of law and order in the state”.
Recall that NPO had earlier reported the case of a 200-level student who was lynched for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed, the State’s police command arrested some persons linked to the incident.
Following the arrest,a large number of youths took to the street demanding the release of those that were arrested by the police.
The development, which triggered tension in several parts of the State, made the Governor to impose the curfew.