Just In: Mob Burnt Student Alive In Sokoto, Gives Reason

Just In: Mob Burnt Student Alive In Sokoto, Gives Reason

  • A yet-to-be-identified female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto was on Thursday beaten and burnt to death for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)
  • Governor Aminu Tambuwal in reaction to the unfortunate incident ordered the closure of the school, directed the ministry of education and security agencies to investigate the matter
  • Meanwhile, the treatment of those deemed to have insulted the prophet of Islam (Muhammad), or the religion itself in Nigeria’s northern region is a source of concern

On Thursday, May 12, a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in‪ Sokoto‬ state was burnt alive over alleged blasphemy.

Daily Trust reports that the student, who was accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W), was beaten to a pulp.

In a video of the incident seen by the news outlet, young males hurled stones at her. Some also used sticks and different objects to hit her, Sahara Reporters also confirmed.

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Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W), Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto‬ state, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, the angry mob
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal had ordered the closure of the school. Photo credit: Sokoto State Governement
Source: Facebook

When the victim fell to the ground unconsciously, the attackers gathered tyres around her before she was set ablaze.

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What she did wrong

It was gathered that the girl simply identified as Deborah was said to have made a blasphemous comment on a WhatsApp group, The Guardian added.

Sources claim

A source said:

“The group was created by her colleagues and it served as a platform to discuss academic issues."

Someone said a religious comment was posted on the platform and while criticising it, Deborah made a blasphemous comment against the Prophet.

Another source affirmed

Another person said she made the comment while quarreling with a fellow student at the hostel.

The source said:

“She was asked to apologize but refused and this heightened tension in the school. The college security personnel had to intervene by whisking her to their office but they were overwhelmed by students, who later set her ablaze."

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Governor Tambuwal reacts

Briefing reporters at Government House, Sokoto, commissioner of information, Isa Bajini Galadanchi, said Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal had ordered that the school be shut and directed the ministry of Higher Education and relevant security agencies to investigate the matter.

Bajini said:

“The Governor has called on the people of the state to remain calm and maintain peace as the government would take appropriate actions on the findings of the investigation."

The news outlet, which visited the school, observed heavily armed security operatives patrolling the premises while students were trooping out with their belongings.

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