Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has declared a state-wide curfew following the break out of violent protests for the release of those who killed Deborah Samuel.
Deborah was lynched and set ablaze by her Muslim colleagues for allegedly insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed.
The angry mob had stormed Deborah’s hostel, dragged her out before beating her to death and setting her body ablaze.
The Sokoto State Police Command later announced that it had arrested two suspects, with investigations going on to arrest more killers.
According to the Sokoto police spokesman, Sanusi Abubakar, the mob overpowered campus security before killing the female student and setting her remains on fire.
A leaflet circulated on Saturday, written in Hausa, inviting Muslims to come out en mass to protest against the arrest of the suspected killers of Deborah.
Following violent outbreak that accompanied the protests, Tambuwal has now imposed a curfew to bring the situation under control.
The governor said the directive was issued “in pursuance of peace and order in Sokoto metropolis and the entire state.”