UPDATED: Police Identify Female Student Burnt Alive In Sokoto For Insulting Prophet Muhammad
Shehu Hassan, Kaduna
The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has identified the female undergraduate student burnt alive in Sokoto for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)
In a statement released on Thursday by the Sokoto Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Sanusi Abubakar, the female student burnt alive is Deborah Samuel, a level two student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State.
Deborah Samuel was, according to reports, beaten to a pulp before she was set ablaze.
In a video trending on social media, some young men were seen hurling stones at the victim.
When the victim fell to the ground unconsciously, the attackers gathered tyres around her before she was set ablaze.
Efforts by kadecommunicationng to reach the Sokoto State Police Command were unsuccessful as the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sanusi Abubakar, did not take his calls nor responded to text messages forwarded to him.