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Deborah Samuel: Protesting Sokoto youths burn Catholic, ECWA churches, loot shops

There was tension in some parts of Sokoto State as some Muslim youths protesting the arrest of suspected killers of a female student, Deborah Samuel, for alleged blasphemy have reportedly attacked some churches along Ahmadu Bello way in the state capital.

According to SaharaReporters, sources said the protesters attacked some churches along Ahmadu Bello way in the state capital, destroying their properties.

The building of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in the area was also reportedly set on fire by the irate youths.

“The Catholic church was attacked and scattered while the First ECWA church beside it has been burnt. Some Christians were injured. These youths also attacked some Igbo traders, destroyed their cars.

The aforementioned publication reported that a Sokoto resident said; “Heard they are burning shops and stealing goods currently in city centres as well. Sadly, no intervention from the armed forces.”

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the victim, a 200 level female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, was burnt to death within the school premises on Thursday for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad

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