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Deborah Samuel: Sultan of Sokoto Reacts to Killing Student, Says It’s Unjustifiable

The Sultan of Sokoto has reacted to  the gruesome killing and burning of a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State saying it is unjustifiable.

The condemnation by Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar III comes barely hours after the incident which has caused outrage across media space.

Abubakar has also called on residents of Sokoto state to remain calm while urging security operatives to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Some  irate students of the Shehu Shagari College of Education mobbed, killed and burnt a colleague, Deborah Samuel, over alleged blasphemy of the Prophet Mohammed.

many Nigerians have condemned the act which has been described as barbaric, others have blamed the late young girl for making ‘ungodly’ remarks about the prophet.

However, in swift action, the Sultan condemned in strong words, the attack, killing and burning of Samuel. Describing the killing and burning as unjustifiable.

In a statement released by the Sultanate Council Sokoto, Sa’idu Maccido, the secretary to the council said the Palace has learnt with dismay the unfortunate incident which took place at the institution.

Maccido said that the Sultanate Council condemned the incident in its totality and urged the security agencies to bring perpetrators of the unjustifiable incident to justice.


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