Police allowed the Sokoto college student to be killed – Resident

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More details have emerged on how a student of Sheu Shagari College of Education Sokoto was murdered on Thursday in the state.

 The lady, Deborah Yakubu was stoned to death by an irate mob for allegedly making blasphemous statements about Prophet Mohammed.

 Yakubu was studying Economics. She was the sisters’ Coordinator of the Fellowship of Christian Students in the college.

 She allegedly made the inciting comment in a WhatsApp group.

A source in Sokoto told Church Times that the lady who is from Kebbi State could have been saved if the police had acted promptly to rescue her

 The source, who was at the scene of the incident, said immediately it was obvious the mob was determined to kill her, the security officials of the school took custody of her.

The resident of the area said, “The security men shielded her from the mob. They then invited the police. But the police did not make any move. They did not get to the school until the mob overpowered them, dragged her out, and stoned her to death. If the police had come in time they would have saved her from being killed.”

 The source said the police should be investigated if the government is sincere about getting to the root of the matter.

“It is clear to me that they intentionally allowed the lady to be killed. They believe she deserved to die.

 “There is nothing a Christian says that is right before some fanatical Muslim. It is not about whether the lady made a blasphemous statement. Beyond that, you don’t really know what statement to make that will ignite their anger.”

 Meanwhile, officials of both the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria have been holding meetings with the Sultan of Sokoto and government officials since the incident happened.

 Some of the officials refused to comment on the matter. They said they have been instructed not to make statements that may further exacerbate the unfortunate incident.

Source: Church Times

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