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President Muhammadu has condemned the of a second year of Shehu College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, following an that she had blasphemed Muhammad (SAW), the of Islam.

The president made his feelings known in a statement issued by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Friday in said the news of the killing of the by fellow was a matter of .

According to him, the case demands an impartial, extensive probe into all that happened before and during the incident.

He noted that all over the world demand for the Holy Prophets, including Isah (Alaihissalaam, Christ) and Muhammad (SAW) “but where transgressions occur, as alleged to be the case in this instance, the law does not allow anyone to take into their hands.

“Moreover, religious preach that it is not for the believer to judge the actions of another person.

“The constituted authority must be allowed to deal with such matters when they arise.

“No person has the right to take the law in his or her own hands in this country. Violence has and never will solve any problem.”

Buhari also directed the Ministries of Information and Culture, Police Affairs and that of Communications and Digital Economy to work with GSM providers and Tech companies to help contain the spread of false and inflammatory information through social media.

The president extended the nation’s condolences to the family of the student and wished all those injured a quick recovery.

He commended the immediate response to the incident by the Sokoto and urged religious and community leaders to call citizens’ attention to the need to exercise the right to freedom of speech responsibly.

Buhari called for tampered comments by the media and calm among the general while investigation is ongoing to find out the remote and immediate causes of the incident. (NAN)

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