Two injured as policemen disperse Muslim youths protesting at Sultan’s palace In Sokoto
Two persons were reportedly injured when Sokoto Muslim youths, protesting over the arrest of suspected killers of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, identified as Deborah Samuel, for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the victim, a 200 level female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, was burnt to death within the school premises on Thursday for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad
The protesters in their numbers on Saturday stormed the Sultan of Sokoto’s palace, setting up a bonfire near the building and demanding the release of the two suspects.
But armed policemen fired teargas canisters to disperse the angry crowd, during which two persons were reportedly injured.
According to SaharaReporters, a source said the protesters became violent and started hurling objects at the police.
He said, “They are protesting against the statement issued by the Sultanate Council of Islamic Affairs (Sultan of Sokoto) condemning the killing of Deborah and the arrest of two persons believed to have participated in the killing.”
The protesters who were speaking in Hausa language in a video said Deborah committed a serious offence for insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW).