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Deborah’s Death: Tension As Muslim Youths Set Catholic, ECWA Churches, Cars And Others Ablaze In Sokoto (Video below)

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The protesters had earlier stormed the Sultan of Sokoto’s palace, setting up a bonfire near the structure and demanding the two suspects’ release.

Some youths in Sokoto State have attacked churches along Ahmadu Bello Way in the state capital, protesting the arrest of two people suspected of being involved in the killing of a female student, Deborah Samuel, for alleged blasphemy.

The protesters had earlier stormed the Sultan of Sokoto’s palace, setting up a bonfire near the structure and demanding the two suspects’ release.

However, armed police officers used tear gas canisters to disperse the enraged crowd, injuring two people.

Unsatisfied, the protesters reportedly invaded and destroyed some churches along Ahmadu Bello Way in the state capital.

Irate youths are also said to have set fire to the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) building in the area.

“The Catholic church was attacked and scattered, while the nearby First ECWA church was burned. A few Christians were hurt. These youths also attacked and destroyed the vehicles of some Igbo traders.

“I’ve heard they’re burning stores and stealing goods in city centres right now.” “Unfortunately, the armed forces have not intervened,” a Sokoto resident told Newsmen.

Deborah, a Shehu Shagari College of Education 200-level female student, was mobbed and killed before his body was set ablaze within the school grounds on Thursday.

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In a voice note she posted on her class’ WhatsApp platform, she was accused of blasphemy for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

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