Mob lynches Sokoto college student for alleged blasphemy

Some students at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, lynched a student, identified simply as Deborah, on Thursday over an accusation of blasphemy against Muhammad, a prophet of Islam. The deceased was violently stoned to death and then set on fire by the angry crowd, who are mostly university students. The school authorities immediately announced the closure of the school and ordered the students to leave the campus. alleged crime The deceased, whose details were still incomplete at the time of the presentation of this report, was seen in a video that has gone viral on social networks being violently attacked until she collapsed and was set on fire. He was said to have made “derogatory comments” against the prophet on a WhatsApp platform. As a step A college student identified only by her first name, Jamila, told PREMIUM TIMES how the incident began on Wednesday. He said it all started when someone sent a broadcast message to a WhatsApp group of students, to which Deborah, the murdered student, belonged. “It was that kind of message that will ask you to share with other groups if you don’t want bad things to happen to you,” Jamila said. But the late Deborah complained that such messages shouldn’t be sent to a WhatsApp group created to share important information about exams and homework. “Send us important information. This group was not created for you to post useless information. It was created for you to submit past questions if there is a quiz or assignment. It is not your place to send useless information. What prophet?”, the late Deborah was quoted in a voice memo she shared with the WhatsApp group. Jamila said that although she later deleted the voice memo, other members of the group had shared it with their friends at school. It eventually caused tension among the students on campus. PREMIUM TIMES has learned that when students tried to harass Deborah, school security men came to her rescue. They informed the police when the situation started to get out of control. But a resident of Bado, the university’s host community, Ibrahim, said police were unable to rescue Deborah because the mob kept throwing stones and objects at the police and the shelter where she was staying. The shelter, which was originally a cell where school security locked up thieves caught on campus, was also burned down by the mob. details later Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Mob lynches Sokoto college student for alleged blasphemy