The killing of a Christian girl, Deborah has attracted condemnation from Nigerians.
Deborah, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education was killed for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammed.
She was lynched and then set ablaze. Thereafter the killers filmed the barbaric action and posted it online.
The college in Sokoto has since been shut indefinitely by the authorities. Students have been asked to vacate the campus.
Here are some comments by Nigerians:
Bello Shagari: “Any mob action anywhere killing anyone for any reason is wrong, barbaric and un-Islamic. The sooner our ulama wakes up to educate people on sensitive issues like these the better.
The mob action against the lady in Sokoto is most unfortunate and completely condemned.”
Farooq Kperogi: “Murderers of Christian Woman in Sokoto Must Be Arrested & Punished! I just watched a bloodcurdling video clip of a bunch of murderous, maniacal brutes murdering & burning a Christian woman at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto because she allegedly blasphemed Islam.”
Aisha Yesufu: “Innalillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun! What manner of barbarism just happened in Sokoto? Who the hell are you to take someone’s life? The Prophet (SAW) went to visit a man that usually insult & pour debris on him when the man was ill. Nigeria keeps producing serial killers!Oghenna!”
Rinu Oduala: “What kind of country is this?”
Mr Macaroni: “This is what happens when there are no consequences for actions in the society. The government must wake up from their slumber!!”
The Sokoto government has not spoken on the killing.