Governor Tambuwal Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Sokoto

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Saturday afternoon, declared a 24-hour curfew in Sokoto metropolis after protest had rocked the city. According to a post on the verified Facebook page of the Sokoto State governor, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the governor, Muhammad Bello, said the decision was “in pursuance of peace and order in Sokoto metropolis and the entire state.” LEADERSHIP earlier reported how palpable fear enveloped Sokoto metropolis on Saturday as protesters in their hundreds trooped into streets to express their displeasure over…

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Crisis in Sokoto as Muslims burn down church(video)

Sokoto State is currently in disarray, tension rises as the Northern sects protest the arrest of two Muslims for the  female Student Beaten To Death, Corpse Set Ablaze In Sokoto(video). Jkcyno news earlier reported that Deborah Samuel was killed and set ablaze by some Muslim students of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto State. Police had arrested two students allegedly involved in the gruesome murder of the Christian student. In a form of reprisal, it seems to be turning into a religious crisis as some Muslims have taken to street…

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Bishop Kukah fumes over murder of Deborah Samuel for ‘blasphemy’ in Sokoto

Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has expressed sadness over the killing of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto State. Jkcyno news earlier reported that a female student who was identified as Deborah Yakubu (video) was lynched by some male Muslim students for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed in a WhatsApp platform. The unfortunate incident has continued to generate reactions from concerned Nigerians who are demanding justice for the 200-level student. Bishop Kukah in a statement he personally signed, called on relevant authorities…

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Female Student Beaten To Death, Corpse Set Ablaze In Sokoto(video)

Ayet-to-be identified student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in‪ Sokoto State has been burnt to death by her colleagues for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW). SaharaReporters gathered that the incident happened on Thursday morning. She was burnt to death by Muslim students who dragged her out of her hostel. Deborah was stoned and burnt to death today at sokoto state college of education for blasphemy. Her offense? In a voice note, she reacted against posting of religious contents in their class group chat on WhatsApp. Religion needs regulation…

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Bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto resort to looting of Farm Produce

Bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto and parts of Kebbi and Katsina states have resorted to looting farms and shops following the shutdown of telecommunications networks in the areas. Residents of local government areas affected by the shutdown said attacks by bandits had continued unabated despite the shutdown of telecommunications activities. The government later extended the ban on telecoms services to parts of Sokoto and Kebbi states as part of efforts to stop killings and kidnapping by bandits. According to them, bandits have blocked access to farms and started harvesting farmers’ crops…

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US thanks Nigeria as US Navy Seal 6 rescues Abducted victim in Nigeria

The United States Government working with the Nigerian government rescued an American citizen abducted last week in Niger but held hostage in Nigeria, according to multiple sources. The daring high-risk US military raid took place early Saturday morning in Sokoto State in Nigeria, sources familiar with the operation revealed. The mission was undertaken by elite commandos as part of a major effort to free the US citizen, Philip Walton, 27, before his abductors could get far after taking him captive in Niger on October 26. Fox News reported that it…

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Top PDP chieftains arrive Sokoto for the Campaign flag-off (pictures)

Top Chieftains of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have stormed Sokoto state to kick off the Presidential Campaign of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The chieftains namely; Bukola Saraki, Sule Lamido, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Liyel imoke, Peter Obi amongst others in the company of Atiku arrived the north west early this morning to urge the people of the North-West to vote for the PDP. Photos below; R

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