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Blasphemy: Northern Governors Reveal Position on Killing of Female Christian Student Deborah in Sokoto – Legit.ng

  • The Northern Governors Forum has called for calm following the killing of Deborah Samuel, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy
  • < strong>Simon Lalong, Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, said the Forum was concerned about developments in the state
  • The Forum felt sorry for Deborah’s family and appealed to these safety authorities be allowed to investigate the matter thoroughly as they warn the protesting Sokoto youth

Plateau State – The Northern The Governors Forum has classified the killing of Deborah Samuel, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy as “an extrajudicial measure to address an alleged violation”

The governors also called for calm after the murder, i it has sparked outrage across Nigeria, TheCable reported.

< p class="align-left">Simon Lalong, Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, said the Forum was concerned on the state of affairs in Sokoto.

“The governors are concerned about the development of what is an out-of-court measure to address alleged violations,” Lalong said.

Shortly after Deborah’s murder, police announced that two suspects had been arrested.

However, on Saturday, May 14, hundreds of Muslim youth carrying banners began in Sokoto staged a protest, demanding the release of the two suspects.

The Muslim protesters clashed with security forces, who fired shots to disperse the charging protesters.

Blasphemy: Northern governors speak in protest

A At the protest, the governors called for calm and declared that any attempt to help themselves would address grievances, religious or not, could lead to further chaos.

“The governors of the north are appealing for calm after reports of the hijacking of a peaceful protest that later turned violent and the imposition of a curfew in the metropolitan area of ​​Sokoto,” the forum said in a statement.

The governors of the North feel sorry for Deborah’s family

The forum felt sorry for the victim’s family and appealed for the security authorities to be allowed to investigate the matter thoroughly.

She also expressed regret to Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto, over the incident and commended the proactive measures he was taking to restore normalcy.

The governors assured him theirs Solidarity and their prayers in the settlement ng on the matter, noting that they would ensure the adoption of necessary measures to prevent a recurrence in any part of the region and the nation at large.

Meanwhile, emphasized that Forum also highlighted the need for people from the north of the country and Nigerians to show love, tolerance and respect for one another, regardless of creed, ethnicity or other affiliations.

Deborah’s joy: Bishop Kukah places Catholic Masses in Sokoto from

In another related development, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan-Kukah, has suspended all Masses in the metropolitan area of ​​Sokoto.

This was included in a statement on Saturday, May 14, signed by the Director of Social Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Christopher Omotosho.

Meanwhile exposed e Omotosho the reports claiming that Kukah’s residence had been attacked.