The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has reacted to the lynching of Deborah Samuel a part two student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto state. TheNewsGuru.com can confirm
The muslim group has condemned the killing of Deborah over the allegation of insulting prophet Muhammed (SAW)
In a statement on Friday, Professor Ishaq Akintola, Director of MURIC, described the killing as outrageous, illegal and unlawful.
He said those aggrieved by the student’s post should have reported her to the security agencies.
Akintola said mob killing is archaic, bohemian, belongs to the Stone Age and that nobody has the right to take the law into his hands.
“The Glorious Qur’an compares the killing of a single person to the killing of the whole of humanity just as it compares the saving of a life to the rescue of all homo sapiens (Qur’an 5:32).
“In like manner, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) himself condemned all acts of violence and advocated peaceful conduct at all times,” he said.
However, the group stressed the killing shouldn’t be condemned in Isolation
MURIC stated that a recent trend whereby Nigerians now freely shed their brothers’ blood should be condemned by all patriots.
“We frown at the recent burning last week of a truck fully loaded with cows in the South East as well as the killing of many Muslims of South East origin by their Igbo brothers in the same South East.”
MURIC urged the Sokoto State Police Command to do everything within its power to get to the bottom of Deborah’s murder.
The organization appeal to Nigerians to desist from insulting, deriding or abusing the prophets of other religions.
“Muslims should continue to respect Jesus (peace be upon him) whom the Christians hold very dear. Christians should avoid casting aspersion on the person of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)”, Akintola added.