Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has lifted the curfew in the state over the murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College.
This was confirmed in a statement by Isah Bajini Galadanci, the information commissioner in the state.
Tambuwal also placed a ban on all forms of processions in the state until further notice.
“Acting on enabling powers under section 176 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, section 1, 2 and 4 of the Public Order Act and section 15 of Sokoto State Peace Preservation Law, the 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,” the statement reads.
“The governor has urged the general public to be law abiding and remain peaceful at all times stressing the need for peaceful co-existence amongst the people in the state.
“He reiterated the need for peace as the necessary foundation for any meaningful development.
“The government has, however, banned all forms of processions in the state until further notice
“Governor Aminu Tambuwal thanked people in the state for their understanding in complying with the curfew.”