Sokoto State Government has imposed a 24-curfew to prevent any possible breakdown of law and order, following protest by some Muslim youths in the state capital.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal made the announcement in sokoto in response to the protest by youths against some arrest by the Nigeria Police.
Media aide to Tambuwal, Muhammad Bello, said the governor gave the directive “in pursuance of peace and order in Sokoto metropolis and the entire state.”
Tambuwal called on the residents to remain calm and avoid anything that could breach law and order in the state.
A peaceful protest by youths to demand release of suspects arrested in connection with killing of Deborah Yakubu, a college of education student, turned to violence where two people were reportedly wounded and stones were thrown at the Sultan’s Palace.
Deborah, a 200-level home economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, was killed for alleged blasphemy of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.