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Sokoto Riot: Northern Governors Asks Youths To Calm Down

Following the assassination of a female student, Miss Deborah Samuel of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, over suspected blasphemy, the Northern Governors’ Forum has urged Christians and Nigerians to remain calm.

Governor Simon Bako Lalong, head of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, said in a statement that the governors were worried by the development, describing it as “obviously an extra-judicial way of resolving perceived infringement.”

According to the statement, “The Northern governors appeal for calm following reports of the hijack of a peaceful protest which later turned violent and led to the imposition of a curfew in Sokoto metropolis.”

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The governors highlighted in the statement that any attempt to use self-help to resolve problems, whether religious or not, might lead to additional upheaval in the country.

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According to the statement, the Forum requested that security forces be permitted to conduct a comprehensive investigation while sympathizing with the victim’s family.

The Forum praised Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal for taking significant steps to restore normality in the state.

Governor Tambuwal was assured of the governors’ sympathy and prayers in dealing with the problem, and that they would guarantee the adoption of appropriate steps to prevent recurrence in any area of the region or the country at large, according to the statement.

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The governors emphasized the need for people from northern Nigeria and Nigerians to show love, tolerance and respect for one another irrespective of faith, ethnicity or other affiliations for overall peaceful coexistence.

 

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