No politician, Nigerian or government official from Sokoto has visited us for condolences more than a week after the family of a Christian student died for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad

The family of Deborah, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State who was killed for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), revealed that no government official or politician paid them a visit from condolences on the tragic loss of their daughter.

Speaking to SaharaReporters on Friday, the brother of the deceased, Matthew Garba, said only members of the Christian Corps had visited their home in Niger State.



He said Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal had also not paid them a condolence visit or sent a delegate since the incident.

Matthew said: ‘Since the incident no politician has come to the house to pay a condolence visit but I don’t know if they are planning to but so far we have not received no such visit.

“Members of the Christian Association have come to pay condolence visits, but no politicians have come here.”

The development comes as President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja on Thursday for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A statement from Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Buhari is expected to meet His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to convey his condolences on the passing of the former president and ruler. of Abu Dhabi, His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

SaharaReporters had reported how Deborah was violently stoned to death and then set on fire by an angry mob, mostly college students.

“Send us important information. This group was not created to send you unnecessary information. It was created so that you can send past questions if there is a test or assignment. It is not your responsibility to send unnecessary information. What prophet? the late Deborah reportedly said this in a voice note she shared with the WhatsApp group.

Deborah was killed by her Muslim colleagues at school last Thursday.

Deborah’s death has sparked public outrage, with many Nigerians saying her killers must be brought to justice.

Meanwhile, police have brought two suspects before a magistrate’s court for offenses akin to breaching public order but not charged with murder.

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