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Deborah’s Killing: Protesters Attack, Vandalise 2 Churches in Sokoto – Legit.ng

  • Following the arrest of two suspects detained by police in connection with the murder of Deborah Samuel, some Muslim youth staged a violent protest in Sokoto
  • The protesters attacked two parishes presided over by Sokoto Catholic Diocese Bishop Matthew Hassan-Kukah.
  • Following the development, Governor Aminu Tambuwal imposed a 24- hour curfew the Sokoto metropolis

Sokoto – Suspected gangsters have two parishes on Saturday May 14th burned and vandalized, presided over by Bishop Matthew Hassan-Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto.

Rev. Father Christopher Omotosho, director of social communications for the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, confirmed the development, reported The Punch.

Omotosho explained that the rioters were on fire knocked down the gatehouse of one of the church buildings and set fire to a bus on the site. He added that the second church targeted was vandalized by the crooks.

However, the cleric stated that there were no casualties during the attacks, TheCable< /i > also reported.

Deborah, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was ill-treated and burned to death on the school grounds for alleged blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). .

Police later said that two suspects had been arrested in connection with the murder.

Hundreds of poster bearers did, however Muslim youths started a protest in Sokoto on Saturday, May 14, demanding the release of the two suspects.

The Muslim protesters clashed with security forces, who fired shots the tide to disperse protesters.

Sokoto riots: Tambuwal imposes curfew

Following the development, Governor Aminu Tambuwal imposed a curfew on the state amid rising tensions.

The governor said on Saturday, May 14, a 24-hour metropolitan-wide curfew, which had been taken over by widespread protests and riots amid efforts by police to maintain law and order.

“It’s not in anyone’s interest that we see a collapse have law and order. I therefore appeal for restraint and for compliance and respect for the rule of law,” said the governor.