Media scholar and public commentator, Farooq Kperogi, on Thursday expressed his dismay with the killing of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto.
Recall POLITICS NIGERIA had reported about a yet-to-be-identified lady who was severely beaten and burnt to death by a mob of protesters this morning on accusation that she insulted the prophet of Islam, Muhammad.
The incident caused the institution to shut down. Some Muslim faithful respond to issues of blasphemy violently in Nigeria’s northern region.
Reacting, Kperogi called on the Sokoto State government, led by Aminu Tambuwal, to ‘immediately apprehend those behind the killing, and make an example of them’.
“I just watched a bloodcurdling video clip of a bunch of murderous, maniacal brutes murdering and burning a Christian woman at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto because she allegedly blasphemed Islam, and I’m overwrought with deep anguish!” Kperogi wrote on his social media pages.
“The cowardly, homicidal beasts who extrajudicially murdered this Christian woman are the same kinds of people who pray to God to save them from the bandits that have made their communities to perpetually drown in oceans of blood.
“They murder fellow humans in their self-imposed “fight for God” but pray to the same God to fight for them when they’re confronted by bloodthirsty bandits. What kind of messed-up human scum are those?
“Sadly, this sort of consequence-free murder of people in the name of avenging “blasphemy” has been going on for far too long in the North. This must stop!
“The monsters in that video are easily identifiable. The Sokoto State government must immediately apprehend them and make an example of them.
“If that doesn’t happen, this kind of murderous barbarism will continue. Nigeria can’t survive indiscriminate, religion-inspired murders of innocent people.”
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.