The female student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Wamako, Sokoto, was allegedly killed by an angry mob who accused her of blasphemy, the People’s Gazette reported—the country’s latest blasphemy-related murder.
The young lady is a Christian in the extreme northwest of Nigeria, and her name is Deborah Yakubu, which means “bee”.
Blasphemy is one of Northern Nigeria’s most energizing issues, and even the tiniest hint of a suggestion to Islam can elicit riots and lynch mobs.
The latest incident took place on Thursday in Wamako, in the country’s northwestern state, near the confluence of the Rima River.
The deceased was accused of making derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed on campus, according to eyewitnesses.
According to a student who witnessed the incident and provided preliminary facts to People Gazette, she was quietly removed to the school’s security post after immediate threats to her safety. However, the mob tracked her to the security post, where they overpowered the guards.
We are not currently judging based on the information provided by the eyewitness, but a viral video spotted on social media by MandyNews depicts a female being stoned to death till she was lit flame.
Law enforcement agencies have made a statement declaring the school’s immediate closure due to the fracas that erupted following Ms. Deborah’s murder.
Although no one has been arrested as of yet, social media users are already discussing the suspect whose face was shown in the viral video.