Deborah was said to have attributed her academic excellence to Jesus and this angered her colleagues who asked her to withdraw her statement which she refused.
The source said the mob attacked her and then set her body ablaze after overpowering the school security personnel who tried to intervene in the matter.
The source said, “She was having an argument with some of her schoolmates over their ongoing examination and when she was asked how she managed to pass her exams, she said it was Jesus.
“She was asked to withdraw the statement and apologise which she refused.
“The school security intervened, and took her to their post but they were overpowered by students after which she was killed in the process. After killing her, her body was burnt on the school premises.”
Meanwhile, authorities of the school have closed down the school and asked all the students to vacate the school premises immediately.
“Following today’s early morning Students rampage in the college, the college management has resolved to close down the college indefinitely with immediate effect. Consequently, all students are hereby directed to vacate the College campus immediately (12th may, 2022),” the statement read.
The video of the incident has triggered outrage on social media with many Nigerian calling for the arrest of all those involved in the brutal killing of the female college student.
See some Twitter reactions below:
The gruesome killing of the female student, whose name I understand to be Deborah, in Sokoto on allegations of blaspheming prophet Mohammed SAW must be investigated and the culprits must be severely punished. @Elrufai insulted Christ, but Christians didn’t kill him!#TableShaker
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) May 12, 2022
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!
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) May 12, 2022
A man has been caught on camera asserting involvement in today’s lynching of a Christian student after she was accused of blasphemy in Sokoto.
On June 2, 2016, Bridget Agbahime, 74, was stoned to death by fanatics in Kano’s main market.
Governor Ganduje later freed the killers. pic.twitter.com/W9dVf58kj9
— Peoples Gazette (@GazetteNGR) May 12, 2022