On Friday, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal provided new details about the circumstances surrounding Deborah Samuel’s death, claiming that a mob overpowered security agents.
Contrary to popular belief, agents from the Department of State Services (DSS) attempted but failed to save the late 200-level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, according to Tambuwal.
“Contrary possibly to what you are thinking, the security agencies particularly the DSS, were able to get to the school on time and were actually able to get Deborah rescued from the mob initially,” he told reported as he visited Delta State to continue his presidential campaign.
“As they were mobilising forces from the military barracks, the police command, the mob was growing. As we speak, one of the DSS agents that attempted to save her life is in the hospital with a broken head and the other one had a broken hand.
“They were actually overpowered. It is not as if she was left on her own. There was rescue by the DSS and they were around where she was locked into – a room – because they tried to really save her but unfortunately they were overpowered.”
The governor also refuted accusations that security personnel failed to respond to the institution’s emergency situation.
When asked if Sokoto is safe to visit, the governor responded that the north-western state is progressively returning to normalcy.
He promised that his government will see to it that the killers were brought to justice.
He also condemned the murder, urging inhabitants of the state, as well as Nigerians, against taking the law into their own hands or accepting jungle justice.
He also stated that non-indigenes and Nigerians from all parts of the country are welcome to visit his state.