Deborah Samuel, a student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto state who was brutally murdered by her classmates, was a 200-level student. According to the Sokoto State Police Command, men from the force are still looking for her suspected killers.
The people that were detained by the police months ago, according to DSP Sanusi Abubakar, the command’s spokesman, who spoke with Punch about the issue, were not the main suspects.
They were only a small portion of the organizers of the incident, according to Abubakar, who also noted that those detained remained in remand custody under the court’s decision.
Abubakar said that efforts were still being made to apprehend the main suspects, who were still at large.
The police spokesperson stated, “Those ones we arrested then, though not the suspected killers, contributed to the violent riot and were arraigned in court where the judge ordered that they should be remanded. Concerning those suspected killers, we have circulated their pictures to media houses and sent our intelligence to every part of the state.
“We are still on the lookout for them and we are confident of arresting them wherever they may be hiding. We will flush them out and arraign them before a competent court of law.’’
He promised that the command would not be biased on the case, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Gumel, would ensure that justice is served.