UK Government Reacts To Killing Of Sokoto Student By Religious Fanatics,  Directs Security Agencies To Bring Perpetrators To Book

By Faith Anekwe –

The United Kingdom has condemned the babaric killing of Deborah Samuel, Student of Shehu Shagari college of education, Sokoto, over alleged blasphemy.

Deborah was stoned to death, thereafter, set ablaze by her Muslim mob for allegedly insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed.

The angry mob had stormed Deborah’s hostel, dragged her out, beating her to death and setting her body ablaze.

Reacting to the gruesome murder, Catriona Laing, British high commissioner to Nigeria has condemned the barbaric act.

The Bristish commissioner in his Twitter post May 13, 2022, called on security agents to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book.

“I condemn the murder of Deborah Samuel in sokoto, and urge the police and relevant authorities to ensure the perpetrators of this horrific act are made to face justice in line with the law , ” she wrote.

Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has also condemned the lynching of the sokoto student, calling on the security operatives to prosecute the murderers.

In a statement by CAN’s general secretary Joseph Bade Daramola, the association stated that 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.

CAN stated that it is the failure of the security agencies and the government to rise up to such criminality in the past that gave birth to terrorists and bandits.

It stressed that as long as the state fails to bring these beasts and criminals amidst us to book, so also society will continue to be their killing field.

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