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TRENDING: Atiku, Tambuwal Come Under Fire Over Deborah’s Killing

Nigerians are condemning the lynching of Deborah Samuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.

The 200-level student of the Department of Early Childhood Education was killed over a comment she is said to have made about Prophet Mohammed.

Here are some of the things Nigerians are saying about it:

The online discussions over Deborah’s death soon moved to the scrutinisation of aspirants for Nigeria’s presidency.

A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri says the handling of the matter by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, will show how he would handle Nigeria’s religious diversity if he’s elected President.

Governor Tambuwal is aspiring to become President and other people are questioning his silence over the issue.

Senator Shehu Sani says the allegations against the deceased should have been investigated and due process followed.

Meanwhile, former Vice President and current presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has come under fire for taking down his initial tweet condemning Deborah’s death.

Alhaji Atiku had put out a tweet condemning Deborah’s killing.


The tweet was deleted after some persons threatened his political ambition.

Alhaji Atiku later put up a post on Facebook, justifying the taking down of the tweet.

Cikin wannan dare na samu bayanin cewa anyi wani rubutu da babu amincewa da umarni na. Da wannan nake amfani na sanar da cewa duk wani rubutu da babu alamar AA ba daga wajena bane. Allah ya kiyaye - AA

Posted by Atiku Abubakar Hausa on Thursday, May 12, 2022

The post on his official Hausa language Facebook account read, “This evening I received information that a post was made that doesn't agree with my orders. I use this to announce that any post without AA is not from me. May God protect – AA.”

The Sokoto State government has ordered the closure of Shehu Shagari College of Education, indefinitely.

The Sokoto State Police Command has also assured that the suspects seen in a viral video boasting about killing Deborah will be arrested.

The police confirmed Deborah was forcefully removed from the security room where she was hidden by the school authorities before she was killed.


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