A yet-to-be identified student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State has been burnt to death by her colleagues for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Hotmedia.ng gathered that the incident happened on Thursday morning.
She was burnt to death by Muslim students who dragged her out of her hostel.
Similarly in March 2021, some angry youths backed by leaders in Sade community in the Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State burnt a man identified as Talle Mai Ruwa, to death for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad.
SaharaReporters reports that Mai Ruwa was dragged away from his house on Tuesday in the presence of his mother and burnt to death in the middle of the community.
Eyewitnesses shared gory pictures of the incident with SaharaReporters which showed the middle-aged man burnt along with tyres.
Hotmedia.ng gathered that the girl simply identified as Deborah was said to have made a blasphemous comment on a WhatsApp group.
“The group was created by her colleagues and it served as a platform to discuss academic issues,” a source said.
Someone said a religious comment was posted on the platform and while criticising it, Deborah made a blasphemous comment against the Prophet.
Another person said she made the comment while quarreling with a fellow student at the hostel.
“She was asked to apologize but refused and this heightened tension in the school. The college security personnel had to intervened by whisking her to their office but they were overwhelmed by students, who later set her ablaze,” the source said.
Briefing reporters at Government House, Sokoto, Commissioner of Information, Isa Bajini Galadanchi, said Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal had ordered that the school be shut and directed the ministry of Higher Education and relevant security agencies to investigate the matter.
“The Governor has called on the people of the state to remain calm and maintain peace as the government would take appropriate actions on the findings of the investigation,” Bajini said.
Our reporter, who visited the school, observed heavy armed security operatives patrolling the premises while students were trooping out with their belongings