Nigerians react as female college student is beaten & burnt to death over blasphemy

Nigerians react as female college student is beaten & burnt to death over blasphemy

A female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto has been beaten and burnt to death by her fellow students over alleged blasphemy.

ThisWeekNg had earlier published a video showing the moment the student identified as Deborah was burnt to death by an angry mob on Thursday morning over remarks considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.

According to Tribune Online, a source said trouble started when the late student, believed to be a Christian, was asked by her colleagues how she managed to pass her exams.

Deborah was said to have attributed her academic excellence to Jesus and this angered her colleagues who asked her to withdraw her statement — to which she refused.

The source said the mob attacked her and then set her body ablaze after overpowering the school security personnel who tried to intervene in the matter.

The source said,

“She was having an argument with some of her schoolmates over their ongoing examination and when she was asked how she managed to pass her exams, she said it was Jesus.

“She was asked to withdraw the statement and apologise which she refused.

“The school security intervened, and took her to their post but they were overpowered by students after which she was killed in the process. After killing her, her body was burnt on the school premises.”

Meanwhile, authorities of the school have closed down the school and asked all the students to vacate the school premises immediately.

“Following today’s early morning Students rampage in the college, the college management has resolved to close down the college indefinitely with immediate effect. Consequently, all students are hereby directed to vacate the College campus immediately (12th may, 2022),”

the statement read.

The video of the incident has triggered outrage on social media with many Nigerian calling for the arrest of all those involved in the brutal killing of the female college student.

See some Twitter reactions below:










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