Sokoto State Youth, Set To Protest In Demand To Release There Muslim Brothers

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Report reaching us today this afternoon, that Sokoto State Youth, Set To Protest In Demand To Release There Muslim Brothers, whom where taken to the Sokoto State Station against the murder of Deborah Samuel Yakubu.

Sokoto State Youth, Set To Protest In Demand To Release There Muslim Brothers

In a notice circulating online, the youths agreed to meet at the Gawon Nama Roundabout by 9am.

Two phone numbers were scribbled on the notice but the date of the meeting was not stated in the e-flyer written in Hausa.

The translated version of the notice read, “We are calling on Muslims in Sokoto State to gather where there was a riot to save brethren in Islam that are battling the faith of Islam and upholding the respect of prophet of Allah S.A.W.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in Sokoto, Sanusi Abubakar, confirmed the brewing protest in a telephone interview with The news media on Saturday.

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We are on top of the situation,” he told our correspondent, adding that the police authorities in Sokoto are in talks with leaders of thoughts and opinion moulders in the state.

The police in Sokoto had confirmed the killing of Deborah by extremists on Thursday.

“Students forcefully removed the victim from the security room where the school authorities hid her, killed her and burnt the building. The students banded together with miscreants and barricaded the Sokoto/Jega road,” the PPRO had said in a statement.

“Two students were arrested in connection with the crime committed. The school has been closed down by the school authority, and policemen were deployed to give tight security coverage,” Abubakar had added.

Many civil society groups and lawyers have condemned the murder of Deborah while some persons have defended the mob action.

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Sokoto, a state in Nigeria’s North-West has a more Muslim population than Christians and there have been cases of sectarian strife and religion-triggered extrajudicial killings.

Sokoto State Youth, Set To Protest In Demand To Release There Muslim Brothers

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Muslim youths in Sokoto, on Saturday, trooped out in their numbers to protest against those accusing them of the killing of Deborah for alleged blasphemy.

They also called on the state government as well as security agencies to as a matter of urgency release those arrested in connection with the killing.

Shouting “Allahu Akbar, God is great” while carrying different placards, the youths were all protesting in an orderly manner when our correspondent accosted them along Maiduguri road.

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The movement started at the roundabout of Zabira mall where they march through Gao-Nama onwards flyover within the metropolis.

Meanwhile, a team of combined security operatives including soldiers from the 8 Division, Police, DSS, and NSCDC were seeing monitoring the protests to avert being taken over by hoodlums while others were stationed in a strategic position accordingly.

Tribune Online noted that the late Deborah Emmanuel, who until her death was a 200 level student Home Economics at Shehu Shagari College of Education was attacked and killed before her corpse was set ablaze within the school premises on Thursday.

The late Deborah was accused of blasphemy in a voice note she dropped on the WhatsApp platform of her class, in which she was alleged to have used a gutter language against Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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