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Nigerian Army Trends On Twitter As Sokoto Burns Over Protests Against Arrest Of Muslim Fundamentalists Who Lynched, Burned Deborah Samuel Over Alleged Blasphemy

The Nigerian Army is trending on Twitter as the violence in Sokoto, Sokoto State festers over protests and burning and looting of churches, shops and homes of Christians.

Already, a 24-hour curfew has been imposed as Nigerian Army is trending with 4,856 Tweets.

Rayo Kasali @RayoKasali said: “Looks like Nigerian Army and Nigerian Police only take protests in the South of Nigeria seriously.”

Goodness and Mercy @Habeeblayi said: “The madness in this country is mad.The entire country requires a complete reform and not just Reformpolice or ReformNASS .There is no way we can move on to anything with this barbarism. Imagine protesting against the arrest of Murderers.”

Malxolm @malxolm09 said: “The protest ground at Sokoto is where the Nigerian Army should be now, shooting those animals protesting murderers of Deborah Samuel like they shot at #EndSARS protesters for demanding a better and safer country.”

Cato Reborn @Ayhands said: “Despite all the special bases in the North, the Nigerian Army can’t do anything for Sokoto terrorists……but Endsars protest was “hijacked” and protesters had to be gunned down.”

The Christian female 200-level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, was lynched and burned on Thursday morning.

The Police arrested the perpetrators but on Saturday morning, the streets of Sokoto was filled with Muslim youths protesting the arrests as they unleashed violence.

Following this, Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Saturday afternoon declared 24-hours curfew across Sokoto State.

The violence included the burning down of a Catholic church and buildings, the burning of bonfires and tyres and blocking of major roads in the metropolis.

The protesters had earlier in their numbers stormed the Sultan of Sokoto’s palace, setting up a bonfire near the building and demanding the release of the two suspects.

But armed policemen fired teargas canisters to disperse the angry crowd, during which two persons were reportedly injured. Not satisfied, sources said the protesters invaded some churches along Ahmadu Bello way in the State capital, destroying their properties.

The building of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in the area was also reportedly set on fire by the irate youths.

“The Catholic church was attacked and scattered while the First ECWA church beside it has been burnt. Some Christians were injured. These youths also attacked some Igbo traders and destroyed their cars.

“Heard they are burning shops and stealing goods currently in city centers as well. Sadly, no intervention from the armed forces,” a Sokoto resident told SaharaReporters.

Videos trending on the Social Media shows marauding youths breaking into shops, churches and home to destroy properties and beat up residents.

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