Protest on the imprisonment of two suspects detained by the police over the assassination of Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, over alleged blasphemy, has created chaos and palpable terror in the Sokoto metropolis.
In the early hours of the day, major routes like Ahmadu Bello Way, Kano Road, where banks are located, and Emir Yahaya Road were empty, with businesses and shops closed.
When our reporter came across the youth procession on the road to Maiduguri, he saw people holding signs with different messages and shouting “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is Great.”
But security guards on the ground stopped the protesters from attacking the palace of His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto.
According to a report by theGazetteNGR, the demonstrators were enraged by Sultan Abubakar’s criticism of the assassination of the late Deborah Yakubu.
Unconcerned about the presence of security forces in several important sections of the state capital, the demonstrators assaulted the Ahmadu Bello Way church line, which includes Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, ECWA, and C & S churches.
Reports coming in also found out that the Sokoto Islamists burned down churches and other buildings to protest the arrest of the people who killed Deborah Samuel.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal has put a curfew on the city of Sokoto to stop more violence after a crowd rioted to get Deborah Samuel’s murder suspects released.
The governor said that the order was given to keep peace and order in the metropolis of Sokoto and throughout the state.
On Saturday, violent outbursts were reported across Sokoto amid rallies calling for the release of those responsible for the assassination of Ms. Samuel on Thursday.
The killing of her has angered people all over the country, and political and religious leaders are calling for all suspects to be caught and tried right away.
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