Deborah Samuel, a colleague at Shehu Shagari College of Education, was ambushed, slain, and burned on Thursday, May 12 by some enraged students. While many Nigerians decried the heinous murder, others accused the late young girl of uttering “ungodly” comments about the prophet.
Sultan Saad Abubakar III of Sokoto, on the other hand, was quick to denounce the attack, killing, and burning of Samuel. Deborah Samuel’s assassination and burning are unjustified, according to the Sultan of Sokoto.
Jonah Amadi, Ahmed Isa University of Georgia The secretary of the Sokoto Sultanate Committee, Saidou Machido, said the palace was informed of the occurrence at the institution in a statement released by the committee.
Don’t miss any important updates! Macchido said the Sultanate Council fully condemned the incident and called on the security authorities to bring the perpetrators of this injustice to justice. Nigeria’s top police in Sokoto recently responded that two suspects had been arrested.
State police also said that for her safety, students at the facility subdued security forces in the room where she was being held before killing and burning her. Rioters burned students alive in Sokoto after a student at the Shehu Shagari Institute of Education in Sokoto was beaten and burned for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad (saas).
Governor Aminu Tambuwal ordered the closure of schools in response to the unfortunate incident and directed the Ministry of Education and security agencies to investigate the matter. Meanwhile, the treatment of individuals allegedly insulting the Prophet of Islam (Muhammad) or the religion itself is worrying in northern Nigeria.