The Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Aliyu Tilde, has condemned the statement that led to the gruesome murder of Deborah Samuel, a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State, by her colleagues over alleged blasphemy.
The victim, a 200 level female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, was burnt to death within the school premises on Thursday for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad
Tilde, who expressed his dissatisfaction with the females student on his Facebook wall, added that Nigerians not provoked by her statement should visit a psychiatrist for a test.
The commissioner wrote, “Ba wai an yi group din nan don ture-turen abubuwan banza ba ne fa. An yi don past Q, in akwai test, in an ba da assignment, a tura. Ba wai abubuwan banzan ga za ku tuttura mana ba. Manzon Allah din me? (This group is not for the faint of heart. Done for past Q, if there is a test, if an assignment is given, push. It’s not what you don’t care about us. What is the Messenger of Allah?),”
He added, “If you’re not provoked by this, visit a psychiatrist, please. We must teach our children to respect others.”
Recall that in March 2021, some angry youths backed by leaders in Sade community in the Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State burnt a man identified as Talle Mai Ruwa, to death for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad.
Mai Ruwa was dragged away from his house in the presence of his mother and burnt to death in the middle of the community.