A video has emerged showing the moment students beat and set Deborah Yakubu ablaze in Sokoto for blasphemy.
Glamtush reports that a 200 Level student of Home Economics at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State, northern Nigeria, has been lynched by fellow students over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad on Thursday, May 12.
This online news platform understands that the Christian student, identified as Deborah Yakubu, allegedly shared the offensive message in a school Whatsapp group. It was learned, according to sources quoted by 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 audio sighted by Glamtush revealed that Deborah Yakubu warned her classmates against posting religious things on class WhatsApp group chat.
She had said before her death; “Holy ghost fire, nothing would happen to me, is it by force you guys would always be sending this religious stuff in the group, the group wasn’t created for that, but rather as a notice for when there’s a test, assignment, exams, etc, not these nonsense Religious posts.
In a swift reaction, 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.