Alleged Blasphemy: Mob overpowered DSS operatives who tried to save Deborah Samuel – Tambuwal
Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal, has said that the unfortunate murder of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, took place after a mob overpowered security agents present at the school.
Tambuwal stated this while speaking at a political gathering in Delta State on Saturday, May 21, ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party primaries election.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the victim, a 200 level economics student was burnt to death within the school premises for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in their class WhatsApp group.
The PDP presidential aspirant said that contrary to a general view, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) tried but could not save the late Deborah.
“Contrary possibly to what you are thinking, the security agencies particularly the DSS, were able to get to the school on time and were actually able to get Deborah rescued from the mob initially.
As they were mobilising forces from the military barracks, the police command, the mob was growing. As we speak, one of the DSS agents that attempted to save her life is in the hospital with a broken head and the other one had a broken hand.
They were actually overpowered. It is not as if she was left on her own. There was rescue by the DSS and they were around where she was locked into – a room – because they tried to really save her but unfortunately they were overpowered,” he said.
He stated that the crisis that erupted after the killing has abated and that Sokoto state is safe to visit.