Deborah : Female Student Killed And Burnt Over Alleged Blasphemy In Sokoto

A female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto state Nigeria, identified as Deborah has been killed by mob over an alleged blasphemy.

It was gathered that Deborah was killed in the college premises where she was accused of insulting Prophet Muhammed (SAW) during a hot argument with fellow students.

The deceased was said to have lived with her parents in Old Airport Road area of Sokoto metropolis.

Commissioner of Information, Isah Bajini Galadanchi, told reporters the State Government has ordered security agencies to investigate the incident to ascertain its remote causes.

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The Government also ordered immediate closure of the college.

A statement by the Commissioner reads: “It has come to the notice of Sokoto State Government, the unfortunate incident that took place at the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE) Sokoto in which a Student of the College, lost her life.

“The Government has ordered the immediate closure of the College.

“Already, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has directed the Ministry of Higher Education and relevant Security agencies in the State to commence investigations into the remote and immediate causes of the incident and report back to the Government.

“Meanwhile, Governor Ammu Waziri Tambuwal has called on the people of the State to remain calm and maintain peace, as the Government would take appropriate actions on the findings of the investigations by the relevant authority.”

This acts has caused uproars on the internet, bringing lots of reaction from top celebrities.

@Macaroni :

According to multiple reports, Deborah a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, accused of Blasphemy was killed and burnt. This is what happens when there are no consequences for actions in the society. The government must wake up from their slumber!!

Justice must be served!!! And it must be swiftly done!! If not, we would be enabling a society wherein religious extremists take law into their hand, and destroy. These acts should be highly condemned lest we add more tension and Chaos to a society already on the edge!!!

Governor @AWTambuwal this is happening in your state!!! Issues like this should be swiftly addressed. Nigerians already have it hard!! Killing and burning of people should not be added to the list!!!

@Renoomokri :

The gruesome killing of the female student, whose name I understand to be Deborah, in Sokoto on allegations of blaspheming prophet Mohammed SAW must be investigated and the culprits must be severely punished. @Elrufai insulted Christ, but Christians didn’t him!


@SavvyRinu :

They killed Deborah in cold blood, burnt her body and had the guts to make a video about it.

They are very confident they will go scot free.

@AWTambuwal the Murderers hiding under Islam are in Sokoto. They must be fished out.


There can not be a justification for such gruesome murder. Deborah Yakubu was murdered, and all those behind her death must be brought to justice. My condolences to her family and friends.


My heart bleeds for Deborah’s parents😭😭
They might never get justice, no closure, no rest of mind…Just sadness, depression and so many what ifs.

God Abeg🤲🏾

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