Nigeria has the largest Muslim population in West Africa. In 2021, the CIA World Factbook estimated that 53.5% of Nigeria’s population is Muslim. In 2007, the BBC estimated that slightly over 50% of the population is Christian.
Angry assailants in Sokoto have just burned a Christian student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Wamako, witnesses told Peoples Gazette.
The deceased, identified only as Ms. Deborah, was accused of making unflattering comments about the Prophet Muhammad on campus.
Following immediate threats to her safety, she was immediately evacuated to the school security station, according to a student who witnessed the development and forwarded her preliminary details to The Gazette. But the crowd pursued her to the security station and controlled the staff there.
The witness’s information has not been independently verified by The Gazette, but a video has already been circulated online showing how the student was set on fire.
Sokoto police spokesman Sanusi Abubakar refused to comment on the incident when he was contacted by The Gazette.
“The reason why she was killed. She challenged people who published religious information in a school group chat”
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