Burning of Deborah in Sokoto: Bishop Kukah condemns gruesome killing of female student …See Voicenote that angered Muslims (Photos)
The cause of the brutal murder of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State, by her colleagues has been connected to a voice note the deceased sent to her class’s WhatsApp group.
The female student was said to have sent a voice note, protesting against the incessant sending of unnecessary to the group by her mates.
She was heard lamenting in Hausa language to a religious broadcast message sent by another student to the group.
In a loose translation, she said, “This group chat was not created for you to be sending nonsense. It is for past questions, updates about tests or other school matters. Not for nonsense or some rubbish prophet.”
Reportedly, the usage of the phrase “nonsense prophet” might have angered the angry mob and propelled the fatal assault
Meanwhile, the Sultanate in Sokoto State are among other Nigerians who have condemned the unwarranted attack and called on the police to investigate and arrest the perpetrators.
In a related development, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, has condemned the killing of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
Deborah Samuel was burnt to death after she was accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW), during a heated argument with fellow students.
In a statement on Friday May 12, Bishop Kukah, called for calm over the incident, saying it had nothing to do with religion.
“I have just received with deep shock the news of the tragedy that occurred in the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, leading to the gruesome murder of Ms Deborah Yakubu, a 200 level Home Economics student today,” the Bishop stated.
“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 authorities is the assurance that those who are guilty of this inhuman act, no matter their motivation, are punished according to our extant laws of the land,
“This has nothing to do with religion. Christians have lived peacefully with their Muslim neighbours here in Sokoto over the years. This matter must be treated as a criminal act and the law must take its cause
“Meanwhile, I wish to call on all Christians in Sokoto and around to remain calm and to please pray for the repose of the soul of Ms Deborah. It is the first obligation that we owe her. May God grant her eternal rest and console her immediate family.”