Sokoto police command has confirmed the death and killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education. Who was gruesomely killed by some Muslim folks in the school? It was gathered that the lady had blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).
Alleged Blasphemy Police reveal Deborah Samuel was Dragged out of Security Unit before Killing her
She was stoned and beaten to death before being burnt by the angry mob. Sokoto police spokesman Sanusi Abubakar, in a statement on Thursday evening May 12, said the killers of the student who was accused of making a social media post that blasphemed prophet Muhammad, removed her from the security room where she was hidden by the school authorities, killed her and burnt her body and the building as well.
Abubakar further stated that the students banded together with miscreants and barricaded the Sokoto/Jega road. Claiming that the situation has been brought under control, the police said two students were arrested in connection with the crime committed no name was released. Abubakar also said that the suspects in the viral video on Twitter were spotted and will be brought to face the law soonest.
The police statement read: “At about 09:00hrs, a distress call was received from Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, stating that students were rioting over one female student named Deborah Samuel, a level two student, who was accused of making a social media post that blasphemed the holy prophet Muhammad (SAW).” “Students forcefully removed the victim from the security room where she was hidden by the school authorities, killed her, and burnt the building. The students banded together with miscreants and barricaded the Sokoto/Jega road.”
“Upon receiving the information, the DC Operations led a team of policemen and all other operational commanders in the state to the school where the road was cleared and the situation was brought under control. Two students were arrested in connection with the crime committed. The school has been closed down by the school authority, and policemen were deployed to give tight security coverage.
“The Commissioner of Police, Sokoto State Command, CP Kamaldeen Okunlola FDC, minim, is appealing to members of the public to go about their lawful activities and should not panic as the situation is under control.” “Meanwhile, the suspects in the viral video on Twitter were spotted and will be nailed soon”