Blasphemy: UK condemns lynching of Sokoto student, demands justice

The British High Commission in Nigeria has condemned the gruesome killing of Deborah Samuel over an alleged blasphemy of Prophet Muhammed.

In a Twitter statement released by Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, on Friday, the commission demanded that authorities bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.

“I condemn the murder of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto, and urge the police and relevant authorities to ensure the perpetrators of this horrific act are made to face justice in line with the law,” Laing tweeted to her 66.8 thousand Twitter followers.

The brutal murder of the 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto has sparked outrage on social media with many Nigerians calling on the government to arrest the perpetrators, including one of the students who confessed to the crime in the viral video showing the brutal act.

“I killed her. I burnt her, You can see the matchbox I used in setting her ablaze here,” he said as shouts of Allahu Akbar rented the air.