Student killed by muslim extremists in Sokoto for alleged blasphemy buried


Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was murdered over alleged blasphemy, has been buried.
Her remains was laid to rest on Saturday in her hometown in Tunga Magajiya, Rijau Local Government Area of Niger state at about 6:30 pm at the Christian cemetery.
Emmanuel Maaji, the uncle of the deceased who is a pastor at ECWA Church, led the prayers before she was buried.
On Thursday, some Muslim extremely in the school killed Deborah for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.
Videos of the late student being stoned and beaten with sticks by the some Muslim students were shared on social media.
Her killing had sparked outrage across the country, with Nigerians asking the government to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.
There was also a flurry of condemnation from civil society organisations (CSOs), Muslim leaders and groups, most notably Muhammadu Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto.
The Sokoto state police command had also announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with the killing.
On Saturday morning, some Muslim youths in Sokoto took to the streets to protest the arrest of the suspects.
The protesters were armed with placards that read: “Release our Muslim brothers”, “Muslims Are Not Terrorists”, and “Peaceful riot”.
Following the protest and increasing tension in the state, the Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal, declared a curfew in parts of the state to ensure law and order.

Credit: TheCable


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