BREAKING: Tension as Muslim protests over arrest of Deborah’s killers in Sokoto
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BREAKING: Tension as Muslim protests over arrest of Deborah’s killers in Sokoto

 

 
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has imposed a curfew in Sokoto metropolis over to curb further spread of violence amid a mob rampage for the release of Deborah Samuel’s murder suspects.

The governor said the directive was issued “in pursuance of peace and order in Sokoto metropolis and the entire state.”

It had earlier been reported that the Muslim youths in Sokoto trooped out in their numbers to protest against those accusing them of the killing of Deborah Samuel for alleged blasphemy.


 
Deborah, a 200-level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, was killed at about 9:00 a.m. on Thursday for allegedly criticising Prophet Muhammad.

Her killing has sparked nationwide outrage, with political and religious leaders demanding urgent arrest and prosecution of all suspects.

The police had arrested two suspects allegedly involved in the murder of Deborah over alleged blasphemy on Thursday morning

But in the early hours of Saturday, a mass protest against the arrest of two suspects allegedly involved in the murder of a female student.

The youths trooped out and called on the state government as well as security agencies to as a matter of urgency release those arrested in connection with the killing.

Shouting “Allahu Akbar, God is great” while carrying different placards, the youths were all protesting in an orderly manner when our correspondent accosted them along Maiduguri road.


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