ABU student renounces Studentship over killing of Deborah Samuel

by Orowo Victoria Ojieh

A Post Graduate student of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has renounced his Studentship, over the murder of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.

In a letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, the postgraduate student of Political Science, Oyeniyi Oyewole Iwakun, stated that he no longer felt safe at ABU, Zaria, Kaduna. Iwakun said the incident that happened in Sokoto state makes his stay in the institution skeptical because he no longer felt safe being a student of the university.

Kaduna state has similar features of religious and tribal intolerance, orchestrated insecurity and uncurtailed activities of bandits and terrorists He also said he was withdrawing to protest the murder of Deborah.

“I, Oyeniyi Oyewole Iwakun, a Political Science postgraduate student with the admission number: P21SSPS8018 wishes to inform you of my decision to renounce my studentship at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria the letter states.

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“This decision is in protest of the gruesome murder of an innocent 200 level student, Miss Deborah Samuel of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto on Thursday, 12th May 2022 by some uncultured and evil minded religious extremists.

“I opine that no matter her offence, nothing justifies the action of her murderers. More worrisome as shown in the online video in circulation on the social media is the supervised and organized manner of her killing and cremation in a broad day light” Iwakun added.

Deborah, a 200 level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was on Thursday, May 12, killed for alleged blasphemy. Her murderers videod the gruesome murder and posted on Social Media.

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