From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Thousands of Muslim faithful have staged peaceful demonstrations to press for the release of the two arrested students of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, for alleged killing of MIiss Deborah Samuel on Thursday.
The procession of the aggrieved protesters proceeded on walk match through Ahmadu Bello Way, through old market and ended at the Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar’s Palace.
The youths, on the course of their procession, were chanting Arabic slogans, Allahu Akba, Allahu Akbar, meaning, Allah is Great.
The protesters, who were visibly disturbed set ablaze old tires and other materials that made the cloud dark.
Joint security agents prevented the angry youths from entering the Sultan’s Palace also dispersed the protesters through gunshots on air and teargas smoke.
Some of the youths interviewed revealed that two persons were shot dead, while scores sustained various degrees of injuries.
Many people have been arrested, while army and other security agents have been deployed to ensure the compliance with the 24- hour curfew orders the state government imposed in the state.