Nigerians on Twitter are outraged after a female student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE) in Sokoto was assaulted and burned to death today, Thursday, May 12, on blasphemy charges.
Deborah Yakubu, a Christian student, was accused of disrespecting Prophet Muhammad (SAW) after allegedly sending a voice message tackling her fellow students for sharing religious stuff in their Whatsapp group conversation.
At the moment, the Sokoto Government has instructed the closure of the school however angry tweeps have dished out their displeasure on social media following the incident. Among these enraged netizens is Nigerian comedian Mr Macaroni.
Mr Macaroni wrote;
According to multiple reports, Deborah a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, accused of Blasphemy was killed and burnt. This is what happens when there are no consequences for actions in the society. The government must wake up from their slumber!!
Justice must be served!!! And it must be swiftly done!! If not, we would be enabling a society wherein religious extremists take law into their hand, kill and destroy. These acts should be highly condemned lest we add more tension and Chaos to a society already on the edge!!!
Governor @AWTambuwal this is happening in your state!!! Issues like this should be swiftly addressed. Nigerians already have it hard!! Killing and burning of people should not be added to the list!!!