The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two persons in connection with the killing of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, over an alleged blasphemous statement.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, and made available to newsmen in the state on Thursday.

The statement further said the State Commissioner of Police, CP Kamaldeen Okunlola, is appealing to members of the public to go about their lawful activities and should not panic as the situation is under control.

He further assured that the suspects in the viral video on Twitter were spotted, and will be nailed soon.

Reacting to the incident, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, in a press statement signed on his behalf by the secretary of the Sultanate Council, Sa’idu Muhammadu Maccido, condemned the killing in its totality.

Meanwhile, the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Bishop Mathew Kukah, while condemning the act, also called on authorities to investigate and ensure that all the culprits were brought to book.

Kukah, however, called on Christians in Sokoto and environs to remain calm and to pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased.

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