Saturday morning, some Muslim youths in Sokoto State staged a protest in the state, demanding the release of students arrested in connection with Deborah Samuel’s heinous murder.
Deborah, a Christian student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, was stoned, assaulted, and burned to death by several of her classmates on Thursday for supposed blasphemy. In a voice note delivered to their class group chat, she is claimed to have disrespected Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
By Thursday evening, however, the police had verified that at least two people had been arrested in connection with the death of the female student.
the murder of a female student
In light of this, the teenagers came to the streets and demanded that those arrested in connection with the murders be released immediately by the state administration and security services.
The protest was said to have started at the Zabira mall roundabout and marched through Gao-nama towards flyover within the state metropolis.
The demonstrators were seen brandishing placards and shouting “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is Great.”
Meanwhile, Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student at Sokoto state’s Shehu Shagari College of Education who was brutally killed on Thursday, May 12, was laid to rest amid tears yesterday, May 14.
Below are some photographs of the protesting teenagers.