Socio-political activist, Aisha Yesufu, on Thursday expressed her dismay with the killing of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto.
Newsbreak reports that a yet-to-be-identified lady was seriously beaten and burnt to death by a mob of protesters this morning on accusation that she insulted Prophet Muhammad. The incident caused the institution to shut down. Some Muslim faithful respond to issues of blasphemy violently in Nigeria’s northern region.
Reacting, Yesufu described the killing of the young woman as ‘barbaric’, “atrocious” and “heinous”.
She bemoaned the fact that those who usually take laws into their hands often go scot-free.
“Innalillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun. What manner of barbarism just happened in Sokoto? Who the hell are you to take someone’s life?” Yesufu wrote on her verified Twitter handle.
“The Prophet (SAW) went to visit a man that usually insult and pour debris on him when the man was ill
“Nigeria keeps producing serial killers! Oghenna!
“Has there ever been anyone prosecuted for these atrocious killings? Right from 1990 I have known of these atrocious killings in the name of religion but never heard of prosecution. We cannot keep producing serial killers who are also begetting new sets of serial killers.
“The despicable beings are being killed by terrorists. The mindless and depraved cowards did not go and fight the terrorists killing and maiming. Kai!
Nigeria just breaks you daily. A family just lost a daughter because heinous acts are unpunished, and more people continue to practice them.”
Watch the video of the incident in Sokoto this morning here.