The governor of Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria, Aminu Tambuwal has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state.
Gatekeepers News reports that Tambuwal’a decision followed the killing of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Deborah Samuel.
Deborah was killed by a mob over alleged blasphemy on Thursday.
Her killing had sparked outrage and condemnation across the country, with Nigerians asking the government to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.
Subsequently, the police command in Sokoto announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with the killing.
“Following the sad incident that happened at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, on Thursday and sequel to development within the metropolis this morning, by the powers of section 176(2) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and also section 15 of Sokoto state peace preservation law, I hereby declare, within the Sokoto metropolis, for the next 24 hours,” Tambuwal said.
“I appeal to the citizens of Sokoto state to kindly continue to observe law and order.”