By Uzair Adam Imam
Police in Sokoto have gunned down one protester and left many others injured as the angry youths demanded the release of two suspects connected with the killing of Deborah Samuel, who was accused of blasphemy.
The Daily Reality reported how Samuel, a Student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, faced the wrath of death by her fellow students following her blasphemous utterances against Prophet Muhammad (SAW) Friday, 13 May 2022.
The protesters took to the major streets of Sokoto state metropolis on Saturday morning, demanding the release of the two suspects arrested.
The Daily Reality gathered that the protest was initially peaceful and was started at the Zabirah Mall roundabout.
The incident that took place around 9 am on Saturday had many youths in attendance holding placards that read “Release our Muslim Brothers,” “Muslims Are Not Terrorists”, among others.
Our reporters learned that the protesters headed to the palace of Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III.
However, they were blocked by a team of joint security operatives who used tear gas canisters to disperse them.
As for now, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of the state has imposed a curfew to mitigate violence trying to emerge.
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