A file photo of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has declared a 24-hour curfew within the metropolis in a bid to prevent a curtail further spread of civil unrest trailing the death of Miss Deborah Samuel.
The Office of the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor announced this on Saturday in a statement shared on social media.
According to the government, the curfew has become necessary as the only option left to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the state.
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 (SAW), the prophet of Islam.
Her 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.
More to follow…