The Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has denounced the suspected blasphemy-related murder of a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
Thursday morning, Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level Home Economics student at the college, was reportedly burned to death.
The victim was pummelling into a coma before to being set on fire.
Numerous Nigerians slammed the conduct on social media, sparking outrage over the behaviour.
Kukah stated in a statement made in Sokoto that Muslims and Christians had coexisted together for a very long time.
He called the perpetrators of the horrific act criminals.
“Today, Ms. Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level Home Economics student, was brutally murdered at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, which has left me in profound disbelief,” the author writes.
We condemn this act in the strongest possible terms and demand that the authorities investigate this tragedy and guarantee that the perpetrators are held accountable. The sole commitment owed to her immediate family, her classmates, and the school administration is the guarantee that those responsible for this heinous act, regardless of their motivation, will be punished according to the laws of our nation.
This has no relation to religion. Christians and their Muslim neighbours have coexisted amicably in Sokoto over the years. This must be considered a criminal conduct, and the law must take action,” he stated.
He urged all Christians in Sokoto and the surrounding area to be calm and to pray for the repose of Deborah’s soul. It is our foremost commitment to her.”
In the meantime, the Sokoto State Police Command has reported the arrest of two individuals in connection with the murder.