The Catholic Diocese of Sokoto’s Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah has expressed sorrow over the death of a female student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State.
Deborah Yakubu, a student named by Anaedoonline.ng, was lynched by some male Muslim students for reportedly disrespecting Prophet Mohammed on the WhatsApp network.
Concerned Nigerians have continued to respond to the terrible situation, seeking justice for the 200-level student.
In a statement that he personally signed, Bishop Kukah urged appropriate authorities to find the offenders as soon as possible.
He believes that individuals who carried out the attack should be punished in accordance with the legislation of the country, and that the incident should be considered 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”.
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