Following the gruesome killing of Deborah Samuel, a Christian female student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Wamako, an ASokoto government official has threatened that more Christians in Nigeria will be murdered if they say things considered disrespectful to their revered Prophet Muhammad.
Anas Mohammad Sani, a personal assistant to the Sokoto finance commissioner, had claimed that Ms Samuel was brutally murdered because she was careless with her words, according to his Facebook bio.
Zara Oyinye, a pro-President Muhammadu Buhari regime social media contractor, took to Facebook to comment on the Sokoto mob’s killing of the Christian student.
In response to Ms Oyinye’s post, Mr Sani, also known on Facebook as Uncle Anas Dakura, insisted that Ms Samuel was murdered by a Muslim mob.
He warned, “Muslims don’t take insults against beloved prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in whatever form.”
Justifying the gruesome murder of the female Christian student, Mr Sani said, “The earlier our Christian brothers and sisters understand this, the better for all of us. May the recklessness of our tongues never drive us to (an) early grave.”
Ms Samuel, a 200-level Home-Economics student accused of blasphemy, had expressed her displeasure with the flood of religious broadcast messages shared on her department’s WhatsApp page.
The deceased reminded her coursemates in a WhatsApp voice note that the group was created solely for academic purposes, such as sharing important information about tests, assignments, deadlines, examinations, and the like.
“Holy ghost fire, nothing would happen to me. Is it by force you guys keep sending these religious messages in our group? Our group wasn’t created for that, but rather as a notice for when there’s a test, assignment, examinations, etc. Not these nonsense religious posts,” voiced Ms Samuel on her department’s WhatsApp group and heard by Peoples Gazette.
The voice message infuriated fanatical coursemates and schoolmates who found her remark offensive to their Islamic beliefs.
Ms Deborah was surrounded at the school’s security post by enraged students who pelted her with sticks and stones until she died.
According to a student who witnessed the incident and reported it to The Gazette, her dying body was roasted alongside the building where she sought refuge.