The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto.
The student was said to have been attacked over comments considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.
A video of the student being stoned and beaten surfaced on social media, and the incident was said to have occurred on Thursday.
Buhari, in a statement by the Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said whatever had been the circumstances, no one is allowed to take laws into their hands.
He said, “No person has the right to take the law in his or her own hands in this country. Violence has and never will solve any problem.”
The president also said the matter required extensive probe to determine the issues surrounding the case.
“President Muhammadu Buhari strongly condemns the resort to self-help by the mob in sokoto, resulting in violence, destruction and killing of a second year student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, following an allegation that she had blasphemed Muhammad (SAW), the Prophet of Islam on Thursday,” the statement partly reads.