Protesting Sokoto youths demand launch of scholars arrested over blasphemy killing

Some Muslim youths in Sokoto State on Saturday morning trooped out to the streets of their numbers to protest towards these accusing them of resorting to self-help and jungle justice over the killing of a feminine scholar for alleged blasphemy.

The youths additionally referred to as on the State Authorities in addition to safety businesses to as a matter of urgency launch these arrested in reference to the killing.

Our correspondent, who got here throughout the youths procession alongside Maiduguri highway, noticed the protesters armed with placards with completely different inscriptions whereas they have been shouting “Allahu Akbar” translated in English as ‘God is nice’.

It was gathere that the protest began on the roundabout of Zabira mall they usually marched by way of Gao-nama onwards flyover throughout the state metropolis.

In the meantime, mixed workforce of safety operatives together with troopers from the 8 Division, Police, DSS, and NSCDC have been seen monitoring the protest and stationed in strategic positions to avert breakdown of regulation and order.

The sufferer, Deborah Emmanuel, a 200 degree feminine scholar of Shehu Shagari School of Training, was mobbed and killed earlier than his corpse was set ablaze throughout the faculty premises on Thursday.

The late Deborah was accused of blasphemy in a voicenote she dropped on her class’ WhatsApp platform, through which she was alleged to have blasphemed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Earlier than at present’s protest, invitaion had been despatched out by some youths calling on all Muslim youths within the state to assemble for a peaceable protest ranging from 9 am at present to name for the discharge of these arrested in reference to the Thursday’s incident.

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