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Catholic priest condemns the murder of Deborah Yakubu, says justice must be taken



Matthew Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, on Thursday, described murder of  a 200-level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, North-West Nigeria Deborah Yakubu as criminal.

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In a statement, Matthew Kukah tasked authorities at all levels to fish out the perpetrators and ensure they are punished.

The young lady’s killers posted videos of their action on social media attracting wild spread outrage and condemnation.

The police in Sokoto said two suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the student’s killing.

Kukah’s statement was titled, ‘Murder of Ms Deborah Yakubu’.

It partly read, “We condemn this incident in the strongest term 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 the extant laws of our land.

“This has nothing to do with religion. Christians have lived peacefully with their Muslim brothers here in Sokoto over the years.

“This matter must be treated as a criminal act and the law must take its cause.”


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