The Deborah murder: Protesters’ attempts to burn Catholic Church, Kukah’s house fail

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Contrary to reports that protesters have burnt the house of Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Church and its secretariat in Sokoto, it has been co futmed that the property were not torched.

Whereas protesters were reported to have made attempts to burn it, their attempts fell through.

However, they succeeded in setting ablaze a car parked in front of the Church.

Reports said that the protesters moved to the Catholic secretariat, where they also met resistance.

The building houses a restaurant and the administrative block belonging to the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, a report by Vanguard quoted a source to have said.

The source noted that the protest ended about 3p.m. on Saturday after the state governor imposed a curfew.

He said that normalcy had since returned in Sokoto.

Youths had trooped out en mass in Sokoto to demand the release of those arrested in connection with the murder of Deborah Samuel.

Deborah, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was lynched by her Muslim colleagues for alleged blasphemy.

The arrest of suspects involved in the murder led to the protest.

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