Deborah Samuel, a student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, was killed for supposed blasphemy, according to the Sokoto State Police Command, and the agency claims that its troops are committed to finding the accused killers.
Deborah Samuel was killed by being stoned to death in May of 2022 by some pupils who were thought to be her classmates for supposed blasphemy.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Sanusi Abubakar, clarified that those who were detained by the police were not the main culprits, simply some of those who planned the incident.
The court had ordered that those detained remain in remand prison, and the spokesman added that efforts were still being made to apprehend the main suspects, who were still at large.
Those ones we arrested then, though not the suspected killers, contributed to the violent riot and were arraigned in court where the judge ordered that they be remanded.
Concerning those suspected killers, we have circulated their pictures to media houses and sent our intelligence to every part of the state.
DSP Abubakar emphasized that the Command was still on the lookout for them and are confident of arresting them wherever they may be hiding, assuring that they would flush them out and arraign them before a competent court of law.
He assured that the command would not be biased on the case, stressing that the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Gumel, would ensure that justice was served on the case.