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Deborah Samuel: MURIC calls calm as riots break out in Sokoto

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Popular Islamic group,  Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called for calm in Sokoto over the demonstration that followed Deborah Samuel’s killing.

The group told the demonstrators to respect the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, the leader of Muslims in Nigeria.

It will be recalled that Deborah, a 200 level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, was lynched on Thursday.

It was learnt that on  Saturday, protesters stormed the streets to demand the release of the suspects linked to her murder.

Earlier, the  Police had announced that two persons are in custody. It is unclear if more arrests have been made.

In a statement, MURIC director, Prof Ishaq Akintola noted that now is not the time for division but for peace.

“As the seat of the caliphate, we must always ensure that Sokoto State is peaceful.

“The state must be allowed to develop both spiritually and economically.”

He said that bMuslim faithful across Nigeria “has tons of love and immeasurable respect” for the Sultan.

“We demand same from the Muslim youths in Sokoto State”, the statement added.