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Update: Body of Deborah Samuel who was accused of blasphemy laid to rest (photo)

The remains of the 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, identified as Deborah Samuel in Sokoto state, who was stoned and burnt to [email protected] by her fellow schoolmates on Thursday May 12, were laid to rest amidst tears today May 14.

Deborah was burnt to [email protected] over allegations that she made a comment in her school’s WhatsApp platform which her Muslim colleagues considered to blaspheme Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

Her remains were laid to rest in her hometown, Tungan Magajiya in Rijau Local Government Area of Niger State.

In another news, Northern Christian Elders Forum has condemned the k#lling of a 200-level Christian student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto identified as student Deborah Samuel, by a mob for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.

According to a group statement released on Friday, May 13 by its Chairman Ejoga Inalegwu demanded for the arrest and prosecution of k#llers of the Christian student.

NOSCEF described the k#lling as “murder in the robe of religion”, adding that “this should not be the usual rhetoric of condemnations and then the case is swept under the carpet with publicised arrests, no prosecution or jaundiced prosecution and letting off the hook, when the outcries die down.”

The statement read; “The death of Debora Yakubu (Samuel) is one too many by mobs wearing a cloak of religion in the North. In a country where there is a law, nobody, group or individuals has a right to take another’s life whatsoever, outside the due process of law.

“We also urge the government to make a public example and make a new statement by quickly bringing the perpetrators to book.

“This will (should) not be the usual rhetoric of condemnations and then the case is swept under the carpet with publicised arrests, no prosecution or jaundiced prosecution and letting off the hook, when the outcries die down.

“One day it is the videoed execution of Christians in the North because of a said k#lling of a terrorist in Syria, and next what should have been an internal WhatsApp class platform chat results in mob action murder, wearing the robe of religion in our dear North.

“NOSCEF commiserates with the family of Deborah Yakubu (Samuel) in their period of grief and this avoidable pain, and urge Nigerians to rally round them to comfort and lessen their grief.”

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