Tambuwal Meets Security Chiefs, Christian Leaders Over Killing Of Student Accused Of Blasphemy

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has met with Christian leaders and heads of security agencies in the state following the lynching of a student for allegedly making blasphemous comments.
The governor’s spokesman, Muhammad Bello, said in a statement that the governor cut his political engagements to return to Sokoto to meet the stakeholders.

The meeting was attended by the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nuhu Iliya, and other officials of the association.

He didn’t provide details of the discussion.

Native Reporters reported how some students of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, on Thursday, lynched a female student, Deborah Samuel, over an allegation of blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad.

The deceased was stoned to death and later burnt by the angry mob, who are believed to be students of the college.

The college authorities immediately announced the closure of the school and ordered students to vacate the campus.

The police in the state later announced the arrest of two of the suspects.

In a statement, Sanusi Abubakar, the police public relations officer in the state, said other suspects caught in the viral video on Twitter “will soon be nailed too.”

The killing has also been condemned by religious and traditional leaders in Sokoto including the Sultanate Council and Catholic cleric Hassan Kukah.

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