Muslims burn Christian student for alleged blasphemy in Sokoto

A Muslim mob set fire to a Christian student for what they believed to be blasphemy against the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

The hoodlums who chanted 'Allahu Akbar' stoned and burned the student from Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State, northwest Nigeria.

The victim identified as Deborah was lynched and set on fire when she entered the school premises on Thursday morning.

Eyewitnesses said Deborah was charged with blasphemy after sending a voice note on a student WhatsApp platform condemning the sharing of religious messages on the platform designated for homework and school tests.

In the voice note, Deborah insisted that sharing religious messages on the school's WhatsApp platform is not appropriate.

Videos circulating on social media show young Muslims who took part in Deborah's murder, bragging and threatening to murder non-Muslims.

Meanwhile, in a circular, the authority of Shehu Shagari College of Education ordered the immediate closure of the school and asked all students to leave the campus.

No arrests are made for the brutal murder.