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Female student killed over alleged blasphemy in Sokoto

A female Christian student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto State Deborah Samuel has been killed by a mob over alleged blasphemy against Islam.

Deborah was killed and her corpse burnt by Muslim students who also went on rampage destroying property and vehicles.

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The killing was widely condemned by leaders, including Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Saad Abubakar.

Responding, Sokoto State Commissioner for Education Alh. Isah Bajini Galadanci announced the shutdown of the institution.

He said “It has come to the notice of sokoto state government, the unfortunate incident that took place at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in which a student of the college lost her life.

“The Government has ordered the immediate closure of the college.

“Already the state governor Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has directed the Ministry of Higher education and relevant security agencies in the state to commence investigations into the remote and immediate causes of the incident and report back to the government.”

Meanwhile governor Aminu Waziti Tambuwal 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 investigations by the relevant authority.

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