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Blasphemy: UK Condemns Sokoto College Murder, Demands Justice

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing
British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing
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May 13, (THEWILL) – The British High Commission in Nigeria, on Friday, expressed sadness over reported murder of a 200-level female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto state.

The deceased student, Deborah Samuel Yakubu, was attacked by a mob over comments purportedly considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.

Reacting to the sad incident, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, condemned the killing of Deborah.

In a tweet on Friday, Laing said the authorities must ensure that the perpetrators of the act are brought to justice.

“I condemn the murder of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto, and urge the police and relevant authorities to ensure the perpetrators of this horrific act are made to face justice in line with the law”, she wrote.

Sokoto police command said two suspects have been arrested over their alleged involvement in the killing of the female student.