The Sokoto State Police Command said it has arrested two suspects over the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.

Deborah, a NCE II student of Early Childhood Education was stoned and burnt to death over a comment in a WhatsApp group considered to be blasphemous.

ASP Sanusi Abubakar, the spokesperson of Sokoto Police Command who revealed this in a statement said other suspects caught in a viral video on Twitter stoning the late Deborah Emmanuel “will soon be nailed too.”

He also revealed how rioting students hijack Deborah from the custody of the school authorities and set her ablaze

The Police spokesperson also said they proceeded to barricade the Sokoto/Jega road after committing the heinous act.

The statement by the police reads: “At about 0900hrs, a distress call was received from Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, stating that students were rioting over one female student named Deborah Samuel, a level two student, who was accused of making a social media post that blasphemed the holy prophet Muhammad (SAW).

“Students forcefully removed the victim from the security room where she was hidden by the school authorities, killed her and burnt the building.

“The students banded together with miscreants and barricaded the Sokoto/Jega road.

“Upon receiving the information, the DC Operations led a team of policemen and all other operational commanders in the state to the school where the road was cleared and the situation was brought under control. 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.

He added that the state commissioner of police, Kamaldeen Okunlola, appealed to residents to maintain peace and go about their lawful activities adding that the situation is under control.

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