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Deborah’s Killing: Jatau Released After 18 months In Detention

Rhoda Jatau, the Bauchi state resident who condemned the heinous killing of Samuel Deborah in Sokoto State, has regained freedom after 18 months in detention.

Sources indicate that her release, which occurred late Friday, was facilitated by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, NIREC, and the Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria, CSWN.

Jatau, a mother of five, was remanded since May 2022 on blasphemy charges for sharing a video condemning the brutal lynching of Deborah, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto.

Although her bail conditions were not disclosed, it was gathered that the Inter-Religious Council played a vital role in securing Jatau’s release.

The prolonged detention of Jatau sparked an outcry from the Christian community in Nigeria, prompting swift action by CAN, NIREC, and CSWN.

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