13th May, 2022
Governor Aminu Tambuwal has cut his political engagements to return to Sokoto after Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto was murdered over an alleged blasphemous post on social media.
With tension rising in the state over the murder, the governor’s spokesman, Muhammad Bello, confirmed on Friday that Tambuwal has now met with Christian leaders and heads of security agencies
Bello noted that the was attended by the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nuhu Iliya, and other officials of the association.
He said: “Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state cut short his engagements in Abuja, the nation’s capital following the killing of Miss Deborah Samuel, a student of the College of Education, Sokoto; and returned to Sokoto where he held a closed-door meeting with heads of security agencies in the state as well as the state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Fr. Nuhu Iliya at the Government House.”
Bello, however, didn’t provide details of the discussion.
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 mob committed the act after they overpowered security operatives securing the place Deborah was kept.
They stoned her to death and set her body ablaze.
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.