- The stoning and murder of Deborah Samuel at Shehu Shagari College of Education for blasphemy has been described as appalling
- The description was given by the Archbishop of Canterbury , Justin Welby, while condemning the actions against the college’s 200-level student
- Welby said he was deeply disappointed and saddened that such violence was still in God House takes place name
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has ordered the stoning, death and burning of a 200-strong student of Shehu Shagari College of Education convicted. Deborah Samuel, from some angry individuals on Thursday May 12.
Welby, in a series of tweets on his personal Twitter page on Wednesday May 18, described: the assassination of Samuel as violent and a sin against God.
The clergy, who was a very good friend of President Muhammadu Buhari, prayed for the ly family and loved ones of Samuel and Nigeria as a whole.
He also stated that he has put a lot of work into seeking reconciliation and interreligious dialogue in the northern part of Nigeria and is disappointed and saddened that there is such a thing Act of violence is still taking place in the name of God.
Welby at the same time commended some Muslim leaders in the country who have condemned the atrocities, calling again for the Nigerian government’s efforts to promote freedom and equality of the law for both Christians and Muslims n.
He also urged Nigerians to pray for interfaith dialogue, reconciliation and peace across the country.
Deborah Samuel: Former minister Amina Mohammed responds, saying religion cannot be misconstrued as violence
Deborah Samuel’s killing and burning to death by some angry people in Sokoto state has been described as senseless.
The description comes from a former environment minister and current UN deputy secretary-general .
Amina Mohammed also called for justice for Samuel as she warned that religion should not be misinterpreted to preach violence.
Deborah Samuel: Sultana of Sokoto reacts to killing, burning student, makes strong demand
In the same way, the Sultan of Sokoto also had the cruelty me was convicted of the murder and burning of a 200-strong student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State.
Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar III’s sentencing came barely hours after the incident, which sparked outrage in the media and politicians.
Abubakar has also urged residents of Sokoto state to remain calm while urging the security forces to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.