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Deborah Samuel: Protest hits Sokoto over arrest of suspected killers

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Following the arrest of the killers of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Sokoto College of Education, by security operatives, protesters have stormed the streets of Sokoto demanding their release.

The ongoing protest has created tension in some parts of Sokoto State.

Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was killed on Thursday over alleged blasphemy. She was alleged to have asked her classmates to stop posting irrelevant religious comments on the class WhatsApp group.

The protesters who have taken over the streets in large numbers came out with placards bearing inscriptions such as, “Release our Muslim brothers”, Muslims Are Not Terrorists”, among others.

Recall that Deborah’s killers boasted in a video shared on social media that they were the ones that killed her and nothing was going to happen about it.

Deborah was clubbed to death by some persons believed to be Muslim fanatics.

Condemnations have since greeted the action of her killers with some fearing retaliation by Christians.

Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President, and presidential aspirant had deleted his tweet condemning the incident. Atiku later claimed he did not authorize the post.

President Muhammadu Buhari, after 24 hours of Deborah’s murder, issued a statement condemning the incident and calling on the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal to take immediate action against the perpetrators.

More to come…

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