According to multiple reports, a female Christian student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State has been burnt alive on Thursday over alleged blasphemy.
In the report, the student who was accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W), was beaten to pulp.
In a video that has gone viral and seen by our correspondent, young males were seen hurling stones at her. Some also used sticks and different objects to hit her.
When the victim fell to the ground unconsciously, the attackers gathered tyres around her before she was set ablaze.
A source said a mob had broken into her hostel where she was dragged out and killed.
Reacting to the incident, the management shut down the school indefinitely.
“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,” the management said in a statement.
Shutting down the school is not the solution. Part of the solution is to fish out the perpetrators and confront them with the full force of the law. This situation will continue as long as those bigots know nothing can happen to them whatever they do. I feel for the parents of the girl