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Deborah Samuel: Police, Protesting Sokoto Youths Clash, Two Injured



At least, two protesters have been badly injured on Saturday after security operatives clashed with some Muslim Youths in in Sokoto State who are protesting the arrest of people suspected to be behind the gruesome killing of Deborah Samuel.

Samuel was on Thursday lynched by angry Muslim students who claimed that she disrespected Prophet Mohammed.

The clash, which reportedly started around the Sultan of Sokoto’s Palace heightened when armed policemen fired teargas canisters to disperse the angry crowd.

According to eyewitnesses, the protesters became violent and started throwing objects at security operatives on ground in a bid to chase them away.

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The protesters had earlier set up a bonfire near the palace, demanding the release of the suspects.

Several groups have, including Muslim groups, have condemned the killing of Ms Samuel and charged the government not to sweep the case under carpet.

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