Police Arrest Two Suspects Over Killing Of Female Student In Sokoto

Two suspects were arrested by Sokoto police on Thursday in connection with the lynching of Deborah Samuel, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education, earlier in the day.

In a statement released Thursday evening, Sokoto police spokesman Sanusi Abubakar said the mob overwhelmed campus security before killing the female student and setting her body on fire.

In a violent outbreak, the security station was also set ablaze, forcing school officials to quickly close the campus and send pupils home.

“At about 0900hrs, a distress call was received from Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, stating that students were rioting over one female student named Deborah Samuel, a level two student, who was accused of making a social media post that blasphemed the holy prophet Muhammad (SAW).

“Students forcefully removed the victim from the security room where she was hidden by the school authorities, killed her and burnt the building. The students banded together with miscreants and barricaded the Sokoto/Jega road.

“Upon receiving the information, the DC Operations led a team of policemen and all other operational commanders in the state to the school where the road was cleared and the situation was brought under control. Two students were arrested in connection with the crime committed. The school has been closed down by the school authority, and policemen were deployed to give tight security coverage.

“The Commissioner of Police, Sokoto State Command, CP Kamaldeen Okunlola fdc,mnim, is appealing to members of the public to go about their lawful activities and should not panic as the situation is under control.

“Meanwhile, the suspects in the viral video on Twitter were spotted and will be nailed soon,” Mr Abubakar, an assistant superintendent of police, said.

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