The official said Interpol might be enlisted to help arrest the suspect, even though many officers still hold that the suspect is a Nigerian and remained within the country’s borders.
The governor said the directive was issued “in pursuance of peace and order in Sokoto metropolis and the entire state.”
Mr Tilde, a respected northern intellectual, said Ms Samuel’s murder was provoked and excoriated those dismissing blasphemy as uncivilised to seek a psychiatric evaluation.
Mahdi Gusau’s political travails began when he declined to join the ruling party alongside Governor Bello Matawalle last year.
The Sokoto governor made the declaration on Monday in Sokoto, saying he is best suited for the job.
No injuries or fatalities were immediately confirmed but a resident who spoke with Peoples Gazette said the violence had sent residents scampering for safety.
Rice farmers in Bauchi shared their sad experiences on low yields from their farms this year, blaming drought.
Pictures circulated online show how explosives ripped through the windshield of one of the trains conveying passengers from Kaduna to Abuja.
The minister called a meeting of party leaders from his home Bauchi State to discuss the distribution of positions ahead of the party’s congresses next week.
The state government said the building encroached the land of the Nigeria College of Aviation.