- There is tension in Sokoto state at the moment following the arrest of students suspected of plotting the assassination of Deborah Samuel
- Reports According to the protesters stormed the streets of Sokoto to protest the arrest of their colleagues involved in the death of 200 students from Shehu Shagari College of Education
A new report from the Daily Trust indicates that in Tensions flared in some parts of Sokoto state on Saturday, May 14, when protesters took to the streets over the arrest of suspects involved in the killing of a student for alleged blasphemy.
The demonstrators waved placards with inscriptions like under among others “Release our Muslim brothers”, “Muslims are not terrorists”.
Position of security personnel Stopped in strategic places
In the run-up to the protests, security personnel were deployed stationed in strategic locations including the Palace of the Sultan of Sokoto.
Residents asked to stay indoors
In a comment on social media, demanded A Jefiter John urged residents to stay indoors and avoid areas where the protesters were.
Another social media user called on the government to enforce a curfew to explain so that peace may reign.
The anger began after the deceased allegedly made the blasphemous comment in a WhatsApp group where her classmates were.< /p>
Someone is said to have shared a religious post on the platform. Deborah criticized the person and is said to have made a blasphemous statement against the Prophet Muhammad.
A source said:
“College security had to intervene bringing them in into her office but they were overpowered by students who later killed her and set her body on fire.”
Governor Tambuwal’s Reaction
Governor Aminu Tambuwal met with religious leaders on Friday May 13 to defuse tensions.
The group calls for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the killers of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto
< p class="align-left">Meanwhile The GBV movement for a state of emergency has called for the arrest and prosecution of all those involved in the killing of Deborah Samuel, a home economics student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto of students, the she de r accused of blasphemy is horrible.
Osinbajo is distraught over the murder of Deborah Samuel, says there are established procedures to right wrongs
The brutal killing by Deborah Samuel, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto state, was sentenced by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Samuel, a sophomore at the college, was sentenced on Thursday killed after she was accused of blaspheming Muhammad (SAW), the Prophet, Islam.
In his speech in the Presidential Wing of Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, the Vice President praised the Sultan of Sokoto, the state governor and other state leaders for condemning the underhand act, insisting that the perpetrators be brought to justice.