Residents In Sokoto Plan To Protest Following Police Arrest Of Suspected Killers Of Female Student, Saying The Suspects Were ‘Fighting For Islam’, Prophet Muhammad’
It could be recalled that on May 12 enomaomoruyi reported how Deborah was brutally stoned to death and her body was set ablaze by an enraged mob of mostly students of the college of education.
Some Sokoto State residents will stage a “mass” protest on Saturday against the arrest of two people suspected of being involved in the blasphemy-related killing of Deborah Samuel, a female student at Shehu Shagari College of Education.
Following the incident, police in Sokoto announced the arrest and detention of two suspects.
According to Sanusi Abubakar, the Sokoto police spokesman, the enraged mob overpowered campus security before killing the female student and setting her remains on fire.
However, a leaflet obtained by the media on Saturday, written in Hausa, urged Muslims to protest the arrest in large numbers.
“We’re inviting Muslims in Sokoto to come and help them rescue our brothers that were arrested because they were defending Islam and uplifting prophet Muhammad S.A.W,” the leaflet read.
“Gawon Mama Roundabout is where they’ll meet; Time: 9 am. For more details call those numbers.”