SOKOTO – A female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State was burnt alive on Thursday over alleged blasphemy.
The student, who was accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W), was beaten to pulp.
In a video of the incident making the rounds on social media, male students were seen hurling stones at her. Some also used sticks and different objects to hit her.
When the victim fell to the ground unconsciously, the attackers gathered tyres around her before she was set ablaze.
A source said a mob had broken into her hostel where she was dragged out and killed her.
Reacting to the incident, the management shut down the school indefinitely.
“Following today’s early morning students rampage in the college, the college management has resolved to close down the college indefinitely with immediate effect.”
“Consequently, all students are hereby directed to vacate the college campus immediately,” the management said in a statement.
According to information on Twitter @Ganzymalgwi, the unidentified student was killed for challenging people posting religious information in a school WhatsApp group chat.