Nigerians have reacted as a female college student is beaten and burnt to death over blasphemy
Glamtush reports that a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto has been beaten and burnt to death by her fellow students over alleged blasphemy.
This online newspaper had earlier published a video showing the moment a student identified as Deborah Yakubu was set ablaze by angry students on Thursday morning over remarks considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.
According to Tribune Online, a source said trouble started when the late student, believed to be a Christian, was asked by her colleagues how she managed to pass her exams.
Deborah was said to have attributed her academic excellence to Jesus and this angered her colleagues who asked her to withdraw her statement which she refused.
The source said the mob attacked her and then set her body ablaze after overpowering the school security personnel who tried to intervene in the matter.
The source said, “She 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 said it was Jesus.
“The school security intervened, and took her to their post but they were overpowered by students after which she was killed in the process. After killing her, her body was burnt on the school premises.”
Meanwhile, authorities of the school have closed down the school and asked all the students to vacate the school premises immediately.
“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),” the statement read.
The video of the incident has triggered outrage on social media with many Nigerian calling for the arrest of all those involved in the brutal killing of the female college student.
See some Twitter reactions below:
The gruesome killing of the female student, whose name I understand to be Deborah, in Sokoto on allegations of blaspheming prophet Mohammed SAW must be investigated and the culprits must be severely punished. @Elrufai insulted Christ, but Christians didn’t kill him!#TableShaker
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) May 12, 2022
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!
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) May 12, 2022
A man has been caught on camera asserting involvement in today's lynching of a Christian student after she was accused of blasphemy in Sokoto.
On June 2, 2016, Bridget Agbahime, 74, was stoned to death by fanatics in Kano's main market.
Governor Ganduje later freed the killers. pic.twitter.com/W9dVf58kj9
— Peoples Gazette (@GazetteNGR) May 12, 2022
Deborah was stoned and burnt to death today @ sokoto state college of education for blasphemy.
In a voice note, she reacted against posting of religious contents in their class group chat on WhatsApp. Rest In Peace Deborah pic.twitter.com/24sb9NzrTp
— Lolo (@NwankwoEsomchi) May 12, 2022
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.
The mob action against the lady in Sokoto is most unfortunate and completely condemned.
— Bello Shagari (@Belshagy) May 12, 2022
The most disappointing part of this is that this lady was burnt around the school environment. They didn't care about the outcomes of their action. The faces of these mobs show in the released video. Sultan of Sokoto should make sure the perpetrators face the wrath of the law. pic.twitter.com/Ho2W7KM8d0
— Abdulrasheed Hammad (@Hammad_AbdulR1) May 12, 2022
A female student was kïlled by her own people in Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto today.
According to them, she insulted the prophet. She was murdered in a school & the school authorities couldn’t intervene.
What kind of country is this?
— Rinu Oduala 🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) May 12, 2022
This animal and his accomplice are currently walking freely in Sokoto after killing someone for disrespecting their God. The authorities need to arrest and prosecute them. This sort of nonsense needs to stop. pic.twitter.com/d21R67VAaC
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) May 12, 2022
Video of that female student murdered in Sokoto by a mob for "religious reasons" is proof that we have a long way to go in this country.
Her murderers made a video about it, knowing that nothing will happen to them. They'd even be praised in certain quarters.
The year is 2022
— Dr. Chinonso Egemba (@aproko_doctor) May 12, 2022
That girl was killed by those mobs in sokoto because she was against them posting religious stuff in a school group that was meant for academic purpose.
— Attah Akor (@attah_akor) May 12, 2022
Some of the faces of the criminal fanatics and unexposed animals who stoned and burnt a Christian female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto today was visible. Governor Aminu Tambuwal must bring them to justice if he wants to be taken seriously by sane voters.
— Dr Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) May 12, 2022
This is the face of the student that burnt his fellow student because of religious blasphemy in Sokoto State.
— OTUNBA 🇨🇦 (@ManLikeIcey) May 12, 2022