Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has expressed sadness and shock over the killing of a young christian lady of the Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto State for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed (SAW)
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the student who was identified as Deborah Yakubu was lynched by some male Muslim students for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed in a WhatsApp platform.
Many reactions have trailed the unfortunate killing of the institution over the matter
The unfortunate incident has continued to generate reactions from concerned Nigerians who are demanding justice for the 200-level student.
Bishop Kukah in a statement he personally signed, called on relevant authorities to fish out the perpetrators without delay.
According to him, those who carried out the attack must be punished according to the law of the country, saying the matter must be treated as a criminal case.
He said, “I have received with deep shock the incident that occured in the Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto State leading to the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah Yakubu, a 200 level home economics student today
“We condemn this incident in the strongest terms and call on the authorities to investigate this tragedy and ensure that all the culprits are brought to book.
“The only obligation that is owed her immediate family, her fellow students and the school authority is the assurance that those who are guilty of this inhuman act, no matter their motivation, are punished according to the law of the land.
“Christians have lived peacefully with their Muslim neighbours in Sokoto over the years. This matter must be treated as a criminal act and the law must take its cause”.
Meanwhile the police in Sokoto on Thursday said two suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the lynching of Deborah Samuel.
Sokoto police spokesman Sanusi Abubakar said in a statement Thursday evening that the mob overpowered campus security before killing the female student and setting her remains on fire.