Sultan of Sokoto Palace Under Attack, As Muslim Youths Demand Release of Deborah’s Killers The Sultan of Sokoto’s Palace was on Saturday under siege by the youth demanding the release of the alleged killers of Deborah Samuel. The student, Deborah Samuel, was killed in a mob outrage, with the state government immediately closing down the school while police announced the arrest of two persons in connection with the incident.
The protests were caused by an alleged religious blasphemy made by Deborah, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, against the Islamic religion through a social media channel. A combined team of security men, led by State Police Commissioner, Mr Kamaludden Okunlola, was deployed to the palace while protesters threw stones and attempted to burn the palace.
The protesters burnt tyres on popular Ahmadu Bello Way, Emir Yahaya road, Kanwuri and other streets, forcing shop owners to close midday while most streets became empty. Shouting “Allahu Akbar, God is great” while carrying different placards.
In the process of all this churches, Christain homes have been invaded and some property lost by fire and destruction