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Deborah Yakubu Samuel, Sokoto Student Burnt Alive Buried Amid Tears [Photos]

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Yakubu Burial: The remains of , who was burnt to death in Sokoto last Thursday over alleged blasphemy, have been laid to rest.

It was gathered that she was buried in her hometown,Tunga Magajiya, in Rijau local government area of Niger State.

Tears flowed freely as she was being buried as well wishers and relations lamented how she was killed.

She was buried around 6:30pm at the Christian cemetery in Tunga Magaiya.

Her family remained adamant on proceeding with the exercise despite protest by youths of Tunga Magaiya who felt Sokoto Government should have been responsible for her burial.

Her uncle, who is the Pastor of ECWA in Tunga Magajiya, Emmanuel Maaji, led the prayers at the cemetery before she was lowered to mother earth.

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Deborah Yakubu Samuel, Sokoto Student Burnt Alive Buried Amid Tears [Photos]

Youth Protest Over Killers Arrest

Young adults, in their hundreds, have gathered at city gate, which leads to the Palace of the Sultan of Sokoto, demanding the release of students who were arrested for killing and burning the body of Debora Samuel, a Christian student, who was accused of blasphemy.

The protesters blocked motorists going in or out of the Kanwuri area, leading to the Sultan’s palace while others took over the road leading to the government house.

They hold placards with various inscriptions including: “Please, release our friends”, “Release and free our brothers, we’re Muslim not terrorists”, “Muslim is not a terrorist” (sic), among others.

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A native of Kanwuri Sarki area, Usman Abdullahi, told NGNEWS247 over the phone that the protest was originally peaceful but later became violent.

“Because when they passed us sitting they were policemen following them. I learnt the policemen were supposed to stop them from doing anything stupid, but as more policemen came and tried to disperse them, they started throwing stones into the Sultan’s House calling him a hypocrite,” he said.


Sokoto youth protest

He added that the youth became angrier and started burning tires on the road.

“You know, if not because of the security men at the Palace, the youth would have gained access into the main entrance because they were many. The policemen and civil defence officers stopped them from getting closer to the gate,” Mr Abdullahi said.

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Another group of youth, protesting on the road leading to the government house, have been dispersed by security agents.


The police command spokesperson, Sanusi Abubakar, did not respond to calls and SMS sent to him for more information on the protest.


Alamu Tosin

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