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Nigeria: Bishop Kukah Laments Murder Of Female Christian Student For ‘Blasphemy’ In Sokoto

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By Sunday Elijah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah,

has expressed sadness over the killing of a Christian female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto State.

The student identified as Deborah Yakubu, was lynched by some male Muslim students for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed in a WhatsApp platform.

The killing has generated reactions from a number of Nigerians who took to social media to demand justice for the 200-level student.

Bishop Kukah in a statement calls on relevant authorities to fish out the perpetrators without delay.

He says, those who carried out the attack must be punished according to the law of the country, adding that the matter must be treated as a criminal case.

“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,” the statement says.

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