Female Student’s Murder Has Nothing To Do With Religion
The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has condemned the alleged blasphemy-related killing of a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto.
Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level Home Economics student at the institution, was burnt alive on Thursday morning, according to Daily Trust.
The victim was beaten into a coma before being set on fire.
The incident sparked outrage on social media, with many Nigerians condemning the act.
Kukah said in a statement issued in Sokoto that Muslims and Christians had coexisted peacefully for a long time.
He called those responsible for the barbaric act criminals.
“I was shocked to learn of the tragedy that occurred today at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, which resulted in the gruesome murder of Ms. Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level Home Economics student.”
We strongly condemn this incident and urge the authorities to conduct an investigation and bring all of the perpetrators to justice.
The only obligation owed to her immediate family, her classmates, and the school administration is the assurance that those who commit this inhuman act, regardless of their motivation, are punished in accordance with the laws of our land.
“This has absolutely nothing to do with religion.” Over the years, Christians in Sokoto have coexisted peacefully with their Muslim neighbours. “This must be treated as a criminal offence, and the law must take its course,” he said.
He, on the other hand, urged all Christians in Sokoto and elsewhere to remain calm and to pray for Ms. Deborah’s soul’s repose. It is our first obligation to her.”
Meanwhile, the Sokoto State Police Command has announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with the murder.