The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed the killing of Deborah Samuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The female student was burnt to death by her colleagues for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The state police spokesman, Sanusi Abubakar, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday evening, said the killers of the student removed her from the security room where she was hidden by the school authorities, killed her and burnt the building.

Abubakar further stated that the students banded together with miscreants and barricaded the Sokoto/Jega road.

The PPRO said the command have arrested two students in connection with the gruesome murder of Deborah.

He added that the suspects in the viral video on Twitter were spotted and will be nailed soon.

The statement read; “At about 0900hrs, a distress call was received from Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, stating that students were rioting over one female student named Deborah Samuel, a level two student, who was accused of making a social media post that blasphemed the holy prophet Muhammad (SAW).

“Students forcefully removed the victim from the security room where she was hidden by the school authorities, killed her and burnt the building. The students banded together with miscreants and barricaded the Sokoto/Jega road.

“Upon receiving the information, the DC Operations led a team of policemen and all other operational commanders in the state to the school where the road was cleared and the situation was brought under control. Two students were arrested in connection with the crime committed. The school has been closed down by the school authority, and policemen were deployed to give tight security coverage.

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“The Commissioner of Police, Sokoto State Command, CP Kamaldeen Okunlola fdc,mnim, is appealing to members of the public to go about their lawful activities and should not panic as the situation is under control.

“Meanwhile, the suspects in the viral video on Twitter were spotted and will be nailed soon”

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