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US Govt Honours Deborah Samuel, The Christian Girl Stoned To Death In Sokoto As Victim Of Religious Violence

The Oasis Reporters


August 27, 2022




Deborah Samuel.


“The United States Government has honoured Deborah Samuel, the 200-level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE), Sokoto, who was stoned to death on campus by some Islamic extremists for blasphemy on May 12.

Deborah’s picture was uploaded on the website of the US Office of Religious Freedom, which is saddled with the responsibility of promoting universal respect for freedom of religion or belief.

This was done to mark the fourth US International Day Commemorating the Victims of Violence Based on Religion or Belief on August 22″

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Though Sokoto city is the seat of the Fulani Caliphate and a predominantly Muslim city, it was gathered that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar took a dim view of impulsive and mob killings that are at variance with the requirements of the law.

Pretty much of Northern Nigeria has gradually descended into a hotbed of Islamist terrorism, banditry and kidnappings for ransom, seen as a blossoming industry in the region.

Many diplomatic missions often issue travel advisories to their citizens to minimize visits to the area that is vast with fertile agricultural land, but ironically, a large proportion of it’s millions of children are mostly out of school because they spend so much time on the streets, begging for food.

“With the right kind of leadership, the north can solve its security problems and turn the region into a huge agricultural belt for the benefit of its people and the country”, Malam Dogo Mahmud commented from Sokoto.

Greg Abolo

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