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FACT CHECK: Viral video of woman being beaten with sticks NOT from Sokoto

Fact Check: Viral Video Of Woman Being Beaten With Sticks Not From Sokoto

Fact Check: Viral Video Of Woman Being Beaten With Sticks Not From Sokoto

A video where a woman was dragged out from the gate of an apartment and flogged by some men has been circulated on social media.

Netizens, who shared the video on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, claimed that the incident took place in Sokoto state on Saturday.

They also claimed that the video shows a Christian woman being attacked by protesting youth in the state over alleged blasphemy.

One of the Facebook users who shared the video said, “Muslims have started killing Christians, attacking their businesses in Sokoto after getting approval from their Imam yesterday.”

The video was circulated during the protest by some residents of the state who called for the release of suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Deborah Samuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto state.

On Thursday, Deborah was attacked by a mob and set ablaze over “blasphemous comments”.

The incident sparked outrage and condemnation across the country. Subsequently, the police command in Sokoto announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with the killing.

Amid the protest, some social media users shared different posts, including videos and pictures, claiming they came from the unrest in the state.

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