Nigeria's Sokoto state declares curfew over student killing protests


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KANO, Nigeria - Nigeria's Sokoto state has declared an immediate 24-hour curfew to quell protests demanding the release of suspects in the killing of Deborah Samuel last week, a statement from the governor's office said.

Samuel was beaten and burned by fellow students for alleged blasphemous statements about the Prophet Mohammad in a Whatsapp group.

(Reporting by Hamza Ibrahim, Writing by Julia Payne)

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