The atmosphere of Sokoto and its environs is tensed over plans by Muslim fanatics to stage mass protest over the arrest of suspected killers of Deborah Samuel, 9news Nigeria learned.
Some Muslims of Sokoto State will on Saturday embark on a “mass” protest against the arrest of two people suspected to be involved in the killing of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, identified as Deborah Samuel, for alleged blasphemy.
It was earlier reported how Deborah was violently stoned to death and later set ablaze by angry mob, who are mostly students of the college. Following the incident, the police in Sokoto said two suspects had been arrested and taken into custody. According to the Sokoto police spokesman, Sanusi Abubakar, the mob overpowered campus security before killing the female student and setting her remains on fire.
However, a leaflet sighted by 9news Nigeria on Saturday, written in Hausa, asked Muslims to come out en mass to protest against the arrest. “We’re inviting Muslims in Sokoto to come and help them rescue our brothers that were arrested because they were defending Islam and uplifting Prophet Muhammad.