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Sultan, Tambuwal others condemn killing of Sokoto college student

Adeze Ojukwu

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has, condemned the recent killing of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education(SSCOE), Sokoto.

The deceased, identified as Miss Deborah Samuel, was a 200-Level student, at the institution’s Department of Home Economics.

He expressed dismay at the sad incident and called on security operatives to bring the culprits to justice, saying, ‘nobody is above the law.’

He spoke, just as Governor Aminu Tambuwal, called for thorough investigation of the incident.

According to the state Commissioner of Information, Isa Galadanchi, the governor said the situation was unfortunate.

‘We just woke up this morning to hear this unfortunate news,’ he lamented.

He explained that the governor was away, but had directed that investigation into the matter should commence immediately.

He also ‘directed the ministry of higher education and other related agencies to commence immediate investigation.’

She was accused of sharing a blasphemous post about Prophet Mohammed, through WhatsApp.

According to sources, what started as an internet argument degenerated into a fiasco, as some students were angered by the post and quickly gathered a mob and threatened to kill her.

Following the threat to her life, she was immediately taken to the security office of the school, but the furious crowd over-powered the security operatives, dragged her out and killed her.

According to some witnesses, who spoke under anonymity, the killers went further to set her body ablaze.

Meanwhile, the Sultanate Council has called on the security agencies to wade into the matter.

Sa’idu Muhammadu Maccido, Secretary, Sultanate Council, Sokoto, in a statement made available, today, to www.devcomradar.org said ‘the council condemned the incident in its totality,’ and urged ‘the security agencies to bring the perpetrators of this unjustifiable incident to justice.’

The statement reads: ‘The Sultanate Council has learnt with dismay the unfortunate happenings at the Shehu Shagari College of Education(SSCOE), Sokoto, that led to the loss of a female student of the institution.’

‘The Sultanate condemned the incident in its totality,’ and ‘urged the security agencies to bring the perpetrators of this unjustifiable incident to justice.’

‘The Sultanate urged all to remain calm and ensure peaceful co-existence among all people of the state and nation.’

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