Moslems Stone Christian Student To Death in Nigeria
Muslim students in the northwest Nigerian city of Sokoto are alleged to have stoned a christian student to death and burnt her body after accusing her of blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed.
The police spokesman, Sanusi Abubakar said multiple Muslim students of Shehu Shagari College of Education went violent after a fellow student of Deborah Samuel made a statement on social media that they considered offensive against the Prophet Mohammed.
Abubakar added that “the students forcefully removed the victim from the security room where she was hidden by the school authorities, killed her, and burnt the building.”
He said the students “banded together with miscreants” and blocked the highway outside the school before police teams dispersed them and two suspects had been arrested over the incident.
State information commissioner Isah Bajini Galadanci in a statement confirmed the “unfortunate incident in which a student at the college lost her life.”
A student who gave his name as Babangida accused the murdered student of posting “the offensive remark on students, WhatsApp group which everyone saw.”
He said, “Muslim students in the school who were infuriated by her insult mobilized and beat her to death”.
The violent pictures were shared on social media, showing the dead student in a pink dress laying facedown among piles of stones.
The video also showed the mob whipping while they used vehicle tires on top of the decease and setting it on fire amid shouts of “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest).
The Police said all suspects identified in the video would be arrested and dealt with.
The state government has ordered the immediate closure of the school intending to determine “the remote and immediate causes of the incident.”