BREAKING: Tears, anger as Deborah Samuel is laid to rest.
The remains of Deborah Samuel, who was burnt to death last Thursday in Sokoto for supposed blasphemy, has been laid to rest.
She was laid to rest in her hometown, Tunga Magajiya, Niger State’s Rijau local government district.
As she was being buried, well-wishers and relatives wept openly as they mourned her death.
She was buried around 6:30 p.m. in Tunga Magaiya’s Christian cemetery.
Despite protests from Tunga Magaiya teenagers who believed the Sokoto government should have been responsible for her burial, her family insisted on going ahead with the ceremony.
Emmanuel Maaji, her uncle and the Pastor of ECWA in Tunga Magajiya, led the prayers at the cemetery before she was laid to rest.