Sokoto govt orders probe into killing of female student over alleged blasphemy

NEWS DIGEST – Governor Aminu Tambuwal had directed the Ministry of Higher Education and other relevant agencies to commence investigation into the death of a student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, SSCOE, Sokoto State.

The News Digest reports that there was a student unrest at the college, following an alleged blasphemy made by a female student through a social media group.

The students, in mob outrage, traced the female student and killed her as well as burnt the corpse at the school security gate after overpowering the school security.

Thereafter, the state government ordered the closure of the institution indefinitely.

Addressing a news conference, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Isa Bajini-Galadunci, said Mr Tambuwal urged citizens to remain calm and law abiding, assuring them that appropriate action would be taken after the investigation.