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Mob Kill SSCOE Student For Alleged Blasphemy 


Mob Kill SSCOE Student For Alleged Blasphemy 

As Tambuwal orders investigation into the matter

By Onuminya Innocent In Sokoto

A 200 level  student.of the department  of home economics of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto Deborah Yakubu at early hour of Thursday has been killed by angry mob for allegedly blasphemed Prophet Muhammad.

According to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity said trouble started when there was heated argument on the departmental  WhatsApp between the deceased and her colleague .
The arguments drew the attention of angry mob who stoned the lady and set her body ablaze.
In a press conference at government house Sokoto the commissioner of information Isa Bajini Galadanchi said the situation is unfortunate.

He stated that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who is away has directed that investigation into the matter should commence immediately.
“We just woke up this morning to hear this unfortunate news he stated.

He maintained that the Governor has directed the ministry of higher education and other related agencies to commence immediate investigation.
He urged everybody to remain calm as government would do everything to unravel the circumstances behind the incident.

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He further added that the government has directed immediate closure of the institution to forstall breaking down of law and order.
At the time of filing this report military personnel have  been deployed to the school and other schools in area.

In another development the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has condemned the incident.

According to Sultan no body has right to take the law into it hand.
He explained that the law enforcement agencies would be allowed to investigate the incident to bring the culprits  to book

He condoled the family of the deceased assuring that Justice must prevail.

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