Deborah Samuel: Imam of Abuja National Mosque Justifies Killing of Female Christian Student in Sokoto

Deborah Samuel: Imam of Abuja National Mosque Justifies Killing of Female Christian Student in Sokoto

  • Mixed reactions have continued to trail the death of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, beaten and burnt alive for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) on Thursday
  • Recent is the Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Professor Maqari who through a tweet allegedly hailed the killing of Deborah Samuel by her colleagues
  • According to the cleric, the Muslims should not be faulted for fighting for themselves if their grievances were not properly addressed

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Professor Ibrahim Maqari, an Islamic cleric and Deputy Chief Imam of Abuja's National Mosque has supported the lynching of Deborah Samuel Yakubu, a Christian student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto by her colleagues.

The cleric who conducted the wedding of the daughter of President Muhammad Buhari, Zara, disclosed that Muslims should not be blamed for harming those who insulted Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

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Deborah Samuel, Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Killing Female Christian Student in Sokoto, Professor Ibrahim Maqari
Professor Ibrahim Maqari justified the killing of a female Christian student in Sokoto. Photo credit: Aisha Joy Musa
Source: Facebook

Professor Maqari's position on the death of the student

Maqari took to his verified Twitter handle and wrote:

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“It should be known to everyone that we the Muslims have some redlines beyond which MUST NOT be crossed. The dignity of the Prophet (PBUH) is at the forefront of the redlines.
“If our grievances are not properly addressed, then we should not be criticized for addressing them ourselves."

The post comes a day after Deborah was killed and burnt by her colleagues for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

What Deborah wrote that led to her untimely death

The late student had reportedly written:

“Send us important information. This group was not created for you to send useless information. It was created for you to send past questions if there is a test or an assignment. It is not for you to send useless information. Which prophet?” the deceased was quoted to have stated this in a voice note she shared to the WhatsApp group."

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Nigerians react

@SavvyRinu tweeted:

“If our grievances are not properly addressed…..”
"Who were your grievances reported to, before your murderers kïlled Deborah in Sokoto?"

@thatijawgirl tweeted

"This was @elrufai in 2015. Nobody was killed. Or to you this isn't blasphemous? Yet you has an Imam wrote this in a public space. Do you people think you can actually win this fight if it ever starts?"

Nigerians have taken to the Facebook page of and reacted to the statement by the cleric.

Alexander Nyambi wrote

"If God who is uncreated is forgiving how about we humans who are His creation. So sad a world."

Temitope Chukwuka said

"Yes he is right,that is the way to practice islam,by vengeance and blood sharing."

QueenBee Omobolanle wrote

"This imam should be sack. Imagine a Muslim leader coughing out ayanyan."

Felix Wegbo queried

"What a country! Why preach unity when you can't tolerate others religious views."

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Mazi Emma Ezechidobelu Uduji said

"This why the US will continue to demolish the Islamic world."

Complete Mc asked

"Are we really made to be one country .
"God will surely punish ndi Britain."

Blasphemy: Police arrest 2 suspects over killing of female college student in Sokoto

The killing and burning of a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education have continued to raise reactions from several agencies.

A recent reaction is from the leadership of the Nigeria police in Sokoto stating that two suspects of the criminal act have been arrested.

The police in the state also said that students of the institution overpowered the security operatives in the room where she was kept for safety before killing and burning her.

Kano court sentences man to 24 years in jail for blasphemous Facebook post

Justice Farouk Lawan of the Kano high court 4 has sentenced Mubarak Bala to 24 years in jail for blasphemy.

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Bala who was facing an 18-count charge which includes posting statements that critiqued Islam, Allah, and Prophet Muhammad on social media pleaded guilty before the court.

In his statement during the court proceedings, Bala noted that his post was not meant to instigate violence, gathered.


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