Blasphemy: Sokoto Residents To Shutdown State Today

Deborah Yakubu
Some residents of Sokoto State will on Saturday embark on a mass protest against the arrest of two suspects allegedly involved in the murder of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, identified as Deborah Samuel, over alleged blasphemy on Thursday morning.
Deborah, a 200 level student of SSCE, was violently stoned to death and later set ablaze by extremists, who were mostly students of the college accusing her of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad, (SAW).
Following the incident, the Sokoto State Police Command said two suspects were arrested and taken into custody.
According to the Sokoto Police spokesman, Sanusi Abubakar, the mob overpowered campus security before killing the female
However, a leaflet seen on Saturday, written in Hausa language, asked Muslims to come out en mass to protest against the arrest of the suspected killers.
“We’re inviting Muslims in Sokoto to come and help them rescue our brothers that were arrested because they were defending Islam and uplifting prophet Muhammad S.A.W,” the leaflet read.
According leaflet, Gawon Mama Roundabout in Sokoto is the meeting point at 9am.

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