The remains of Deborah Samuel who was lynched on Thursday in Sokoto over alleged blasphemy, have been laid to rest.
She was buried in her hometown,Tunga Magajiya, in Rijau local government area of Niger State admist tears.
The deceased, it was gathered, had been living with family members in Sokoto since she was in primary school before her death.
It was learnt that while the body of Deborah was being transported home for burial, an official of the Sokoto State Government allegedly called that the body should be returned as it belongs to the government.
The government had asked the family to deposit the deceased in the mortuary until burial arrangements are concluded.However, the parents disagreed with the government’s position and insisted that their daughter’s body would be buried today. (Saturday)
Report says since the news of the incident reached the parents of Deborah, the mother has been unconscious while the father has been in a state of grief and pain.
Reacting, the Pastor of the family in charge of 1st ECWA in Tunga Magajiya, Pastor Emmanuel Maaji explained that the parents were not happy with the way and manner the government was handling the issue.
The cleric said the body of the deceased was transported back home in a chartered bus and not a government vehicle.