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Sokoto college students lynch colleague over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad

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Deborah Yakubu

A 200 Level student of Home Economics at Shehu Shagari College of Education has been lynched by fellow students over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad on Thursday.

The Christian student, identified as Deborah Yakubu, allegedly shared the offensive message in a school Whatsapp group.

Sources told DAILY NIGERIAN that the blasphemous message drew the ire of the students, who overpowered school security, beat her to death and set the body on fire.

The school was later shut down by the management to avoid escalation of the situation.

“Following today’s early morning Students rampage in the College, the College Management has resolved to close down the College indefinitely with immediate effect.

“Consequently, all students are hereby directed to vacate the College campus immediately,” the school said in a statement.

The Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar III also condemned the extrajudicial killing of the student, calling on the authorities to bring the perpetrators to book.

“The Sultanate Council has learnt with dismay the unfortunate happenings at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, (SSCOE) Sokoto that led to the loss of life of a female student of the Institution.

“The Sultanate Council condemned the incident in its totality and has urged the security agencies to bring perpetrators of the unjustifiable incident to justice.

“The Sultanate Council has urged all to remain calm and ensure peaceful co-existence among all people of the State and nation,” the statement said.

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