BREAKING: Attempts to burn Catholic church, Kukah’s house foiled by members
Contrary to reports making the round online that protesters have burnt the house of Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Church and its secretariat in Sokoto, it was learned that the properties were not torched.
Even though, there were attempts by the rampaging youth to set the properties ablaze, but it didn’t succeed.
However, according to one Niyi, an official of the church familiar with the development, the protesters set ablaze a car parked at the front of the church.
“They moved to the Catholic secretariat, where they also met resistance. The building houses a restaurant and the administrative block belonging to the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto,” the source said.
He noted that the protest ended since 3p.m., after the state governor imposed curfew and that normalcy had since returned in Sokoto.
Youths had trooped out enmass in Sokoto to demand the release of those arrested in connection with the murder of Deborah Samuel.
Deborah, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was lynched by her Muslim colleagues over alleged blasphemy.
The arrest of suspects involved in the murder led to the protest.
Meanwhile, Deborah’s body has be taken home to Niger state for burial.
Bishop Matthew Kukah’s church, Deborah Samuel, Sokoto
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