Remains of Deborah Samuel laid to rest (photo)

Deborah Samuel, the 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto state, who was gruesomely murdered on Thursday May 12, was laid to rest amidst tears yesterday May 14.

An irate mob beat and burnt Deborah to death over allegations that she made a comment in her school’s WhatsApp platform which her Muslim colleagues considered to be blasphemous against Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

Her remains were laid to rest in her hometown, Tungan Magajiya in Rijau Local Government Area of Niger State.

Earlier, there was a disagreement over the burial site prepared for her at the town’s cemetery, when some group of youths appeared and claimed that she cannot be laid to rest in it, saying that it was dug for another deceased person in the area.

Also, confirming the development, Pastor Maaji said as a result of the action of the youth, the family and church decided to suspend the burial and deposit the deceased in the morgue to avoid further argument.

But, when we pravailed on the youth, they saw reason with us and allowed us to burry her in the grave under contention. This is because, the body is burnt and not good to the eyes,” the cleric added.

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