A Christian female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto has been murdered on Thursday morning.
She was killed by Muslims who accused her of alleged blasphemy.
Media reports indicates that the deceased, identified only as Ms Deborah, was accused of passing unflattering comments about Prophet Mohammed on the college campus.
Following immediate threats to her safety, she was immediately evacuated to the security post of the school, according to a student who witnessed the development.
But the mob pursued her to the security post and overpowered the personnel on duty.
A video of how she was murdered and set ablaze has already gone viral on the social media.
Authorities of the college have issued a statement announcing immediate closure of the school over the fracas that broke out following the incident.
The of Deborah has attracted condemnation from Nigerians. She was lynched and then set ablaze. Thereafter the killers filmed the barbaric action and posted it online.
The college in Sokoto has since been shut indefinitely by the authorities. Students have been asked to vacate the campus.
Here are some comments by Nigerians:
Bello Shagari: “Any mob action anywhere killing anyone for any reason is wrong, barbaric and un-Islamic. The sooner our ulama wakes up to educate people on sensitive issues like these the better.
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The mob action against the lady in Sokoto is most unfortunate and completely condemned.”
Farooq Kperogi: “Murderers of Christian Woman in Sokoto Must Be Arrested & Punished! I just watched a bloodcurdling video clip of a bunch of murderous, maniacal brutes murdering & burning a Christian woman at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto because she allegedly blasphemed Islam.”
Aisha Yesufu: “Innalillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun! What manner of barbarism just happened in Sokoto? Who the hell are you to take someone’s life? The Prophet (SAW) went to visit a man that usually insult & pour debris on him when the man was ill. Nigeria keeps producing serial killers!Oghenna!”
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Rinu Oduala: “What kind of country is this?”
Mr Macaroni: “This is what happens when there are no consequences for actions in the society. The government must wake up from their slumber!!”
The Sokoto government has not spoken on the killing.
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