Sokoto state government, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has declared 24 hours curfew in the state.
Tambuwal made the declaration known in a broadcast few minutes ago, urging those protesting for the release of the killer students arrested over the killing of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Deborah Samuel over alleged blasphemous statement against Prophet Mohammed SAW on Thursday morning to go home as it is not in their interest to have Breakdown of law and order in the state.
The Broadcast reads thus:
(Being a text of curfew declaration statement by Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal [CFR, Mutawallen Sokoto] today May 13, 2022, on the restoration of law and order in the state following students unrest that led to the killing of Miss Deborah Emmanuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto).
A’uzu Billahi Minas Shaidanir Rajim
Bismillahi Rahmanir Rahim
Wa Sallahu Ala Nabiyyil Karim
Fellow citizens of Sokoto state!
Following the sad incident that happened at the Shehu Shagari College of Education on Thursday and sequel to the developments within (Sokoto) metropolis this morning till afternoon, by the powers conferred on me by sections 176(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and section 1 and 4 of the Public Order Act; and, also Section 15 of Sokoto State Peace Preservation Law, I hereby declare, with immediate effect, a curfew within (Sokoto) metropolis of Sokoto township for the next 24 hours.
I appeal to the good people of Sokoto state to kindly continue to observe law and order and calm down (on the) restiveness currently pervading in the metropolis.
Everyone should, please, in the interest of peace go back home and observe this measures, with a view of the reestablishment of peace, law and order in the state.
It is not in the interest of anyone for us to have a breakdown of law and order. I, therefore, appeal for restraint; and, for people to observe and respect the rule of law.
Thank you very much!