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Sokoto Police Command Denies Naming One Of Deborah’s Killers As A Nigerien National



By Daniel Dafe

Sokoto State Police Command has described as falsehood an online publication in NEWSLEAK by one Segun Adegbite on the 14th of May, 2022, where he alleged that, a top police source told peoples Gazette that, Sokoto Police Command has categorized one of the suspects during the incident at Shagari College of Education as a foreign intruder from Niger Republic came in illegally to perpetrate the act.

Recall that a student of the institution, Deborah Samuel was murdered after she was alleged to have insulted Prophet Muhammed via a WhatsApp message.

The Command in a statememt signed by
ASP SANUSI ABUBAKAR, POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, on Sunday, said the said report is a fabricated publication
and cannot be substantiated.

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“The command did not issue out any statement or signed press release in that regard. The above publication is an act by some mischievous makers trying to create chaos into the mind of law abiding citizens and to distarbize the existing peaceful atmosphere restored as a result of thursday incident,” the statement added.

Furthermore, the command “is using this medium to appeal to all media outlets and members of the public to be advocates of peace and should not instigate unverified stories.”

Continuing, the command said: “Consequent upon the foregoing, investigation into the incident is ongoing and the Nigeria police Force will be decisive in its action and in accordance with the extant laws and provisions of the constitution on that incident.

“The Commissioner of Police Sokoto State Command CP Kamaldeen Kola Okunlola fdc,mnim enjoin the people of Sokoto state to embrace compliance with the curfew emplaced by the state government to maintain peace and order in the state.”


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