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Breaking: Aminu Tambuwal Imposes 24-Hour Curfew As Protesters Demand Release Of Deborah Samuel’s Alleged Killers

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A photo collage of Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and killed student, Deborah Samuel.
A photo collage of Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and killed student, Deborah Samuel.

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has on Saturday, May 14 imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state following the killing of Deborah Samuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education.

Recall the 200-level Home Economics student was stoned to death and burnt by a mob over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (SAW) on Thursday.

Read Also: Female Student Beaten To Pulp, Set Ablaze Over Alleged Blasphemy Against Prophet Muhammad In Sokoto (Graphic Video)

Amid outrage by many Nigerians, the police in Sokoto said two suspects had been arrested and taken into custody.

Her killing had sparked outrage and condemnation across the country, with Nigerians asking the government to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.

Read Also: #JusticeForDeborah: Sultan, Bishop Kukah Condemn Gruesome Killing Of Student In Sokoto, Seek Justice

Subsequently, the police command in Sokoto announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with the killing.

According to the Sokoto police spokesman, SanusiAbubakar, the mob overpowered campus security before killing the female student and setting her remains on fire.

Read Also: Alleged Blasphemy: Police Confirm Arrest Of Two Persons Over Killing Of Female Student In Sokoto

However, some residents of Sokoto took to the streets violently demanding the release of the arrested suspects.

According to reports, a church was burnt down during the protest.

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Tambuwal has now declared the curfew which will last for 24 hours, few hours after meeting with Muslim leaders in the state to discuss how to ensure the student’s murder does not elicit violent reprisals.

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