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Blasphemy: Nigerians React as Students Beat, Burn Female Colleague in Sokoto


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Nigerians on Thursday, have demonstrated knock-out and demanded justice for the murdered of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in‪ Sokoto State.

Blasphemy: Nigerians React as Students Beat, Burn Female Colleague in Sokoto

The unidentified and murdered student was mobbed and burnt by her colleagues for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW).


Following the unfortunate incident, the school’s management has directed the immediate closure of the school until further notice.

The female student, on Thursday morning, was learnt, beaten to death and subsequently burnt by Muslim students in the school for blasphemy.

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A source who spoke with Punch correspondent in the state confirmed that the deceased, named Deborah was alleged to have used blasphemous language.

“She (the deceased) was having an argument with some of her schoolmates over their ongoing examination and when she was asked how she managed to pass her exams

“She was asked to withdraw the statement and apologize which she refused.

“The school security intervene, and took her to their post but they were overpowered by students after which she was killed in the process.

“After killing her, she was burnt down on the school premises” the source said.

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But the school’s management in a circular dated 12th May 2022, while announcing the immediate closure of the college, described the incident as an “early morning Students rampage”.

The circular read, “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 (12th May, 2022).”

Following the incident, Nigerians have expressed concerns and demanded the relevant authorities to look into the matter. Below are some of the reactions:

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