Muslim youths in Sokoto, on Saturday, trooped out in their numbers to protest against those accusing them of the killing of Deborah for alleged blasphemy.
They also called on the state government as well as security agencies to as a matter of urgency release those arrested in connection with the killing.
Shouting “Allahu Akbar, God is great” while carrying different placards, the youths were all protesting in an orderly manner when our correspondent accosted them along Maiduguri road.
The movement started at the roundabout of Zabira mall where they march through Gao-Nama onwards flyover within the metropolis.
The protesters wielded placards with inscriptions such as, “Release our Muslim brothers”, Muslims Are Not Terrorists”, among others.
Meanwhile, a team of combined security operatives including soldiers from the 8 Division, Police, DSS, and NSCDC were seeing monitoring the protests to avert being taken over by hoodlums while others were stationed in a strategic position accordingly.
Tribune Online noted that the late Deborah Emmanuel, who until her death was a 200 level student Home Economics at Shehu Shagari College of Education was attacked and killed before her corpse was set ablaze within the school premises on Thursday
The late Deborah was accused of blasphemy in a voice note she dropped on the WhatsApp platform of her class, in which she was alleged to have used a gutter language against Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).