Friday, 13 May 2022 12:56

‘Blasphemy’: Killers of Deborah Yakubu, Sokoto female student, must be prosecuted - says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the killers of Deborah Yakubu, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy must be prosecuted.

TheCable had reported how the student was attacked and set ablaze by a mob over comments considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.

In a statement on Friday signed by Joseph Bade Daramola, its secretary, the association said it “condemns in strong terms the gruesome murder” Deborah by some “extremist fellow students”.

It said the “unlawful and dastardly action” of the perpetrators must not only be condemned by all right thinking people but “the security operatives must fish them out, prosecute them as it is expected of them”.

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“It is the failure of the security agencies and the government to rise up to such criminalities in the past that gave birth to terrorists and bandits. And as long as the State fails to bring these beasts and criminals amidst us to book, so also the society will continue to be their killing fields,” the statement reads.

“We acknowledge the swift reaction of His Eminence, Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar 111 who not only condemned the criminal and religious intolerant action but called on the security agencies to bring the perpetrators to justice. It is our expectation that the State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, would ensure that the matter is not swept under the carpet, as it was before.

”We also call on all teachers and preachers of religious intolerance, extremism and terrorism to repent before the wrath of God descends on them if the State failed to bring them to book. They are agents of death amidst us.

“Killing for any God in the name of blasphemy is ungodly, satanic, foolish, reprehensible and totally unacceptable. This is not a Stone Age and Nigeria is not a Banana Republic. Nigeria remains a non-religious State where no religion is supreme to the other.

“We acknowledge and commend the restraint of the Christian students of the College who refused to embrace self-help and reprisal attacks on those who murdered their colleague. It is our prayers that those vampires in religious garments will not push the country to a religious war.

“This is why both the government and the security agencies must stop treating them with kid gloves. Enough is enough.”


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