Alleged Blasphemy: Late Deborah’s Parents Speak

The parents of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College, Sokoto, who was k#lled by angry mob over alleged blasph#my, have opened up on her demise.

According to the father of the deceased, Emmanuel Garba, his family has taken her death as an act of God.

Speaking with Daily Post, Garba said, “We can’t say or do anything, except to take it easy as an act of God. We have left all to God, we have decided to take it like that. I personally went and brought back the body of my daughter to enable me to bury my own child. This is because keeping her in the morgue will not return her back.

I personally, paid the sum of N120,000 to the driver who conveyed her back home, because of the condition of the remains, most drivers we approached all refused except one. The government wanted me to leave the remains, when they called me, I said no, they should allow me to please, bury my daughter.”

Alheri Emmanuel, the mother of the deceased, said Deborah was the second out of seven children.

“I have nothing to say, I am grateful to God and for your efforts. I have given God my heart and may God strengthen me. We have nothing to say.

Because of what happened to me, I will no longer send my children to schools where so much money is involved. Because of her education, the education of some of her siblings suffered as it is so difficult to care for them all at the same time. And, now things are difficult for us,” she said.

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