Death Of Female Student In Sokoto: Police Arrest Two, Governor Meets CAN

Death Of Female Student In Sokoto: Police Arrest Two, Governor Meets CAN

Nigerians yesterday took to the various social media platforms to unleash their anger at the stoning to death and burning of a female student in Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, over claimed blasphemy.

In unsparing tweets, posts, comments, Nigerians condemned the resort by Sokoto youths to jungle justice, self-help, while hashtags: #Deborah trended on Twitter for several hours. NIGERIAN TRIBUNE reports. Information Guide Nigeria

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The female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was on Thursday killed in a mob attack by students of the institution over alleged blasphemy.

The source said: “She [Deborah] was having an argument with some of her schoolmates over their ongoing examination and when she was asked how she managed to pass her exams, she said it was Jesus. jamb results

“She was asked to withdraw the statement and apologise, which she refused to do.

“The school security officers intervened, took her to their post, but they were overpowered by the protesting students who brought her out and killed her. “After killing her, her body was burnt on the school premises.”

Meanwhile, authorities of the institution have closed down the school, just as students have been ordered to vacate the premises immediately.

According to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Isah Bajini Galandanci, on behalf of the governor, the state government further directed the Ministry of Higher Education and relevant security agencies to commence investigations into the cause of the incident.

The statement reads: “It has come to the notice of the Sokoto State government the unfortunate incident that took place at the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE), Sokoto, in which a student of the college lost her life.

“The government has ordered immediate closure of the college.

“The governor has directed the Ministry of Higher Education and relevant security agencies in the state to commence investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the incident and report back to government.”

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