A mob of Muslims have vandalized three church buildings and damaged and looted Christian-owned shops in Nigeria’s Sokoto state after police arrested two Muslims for beating to death 25-year-old Christian student Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu and burning her body over false allegations of blasphemy.
Demanding the release of the two Muslims, the rioters started bonfires and damaged the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral, St. Kevin’s Catholic Church and an Evangelical Church Winning All building in Sokoto. They also damaged and looted dozens of shops belonging to Christians in Sokoto city, Morning Star News reported.
The two suspects were arrested for the murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a member of the Evangelical Church Winning All who was also a student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education.
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