…Calls on security agencies to bring those involved to justice.
13th May, 2022 – PRESS RELEASE
Former President of the Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim has condemned in the strongest terms, the gruesome and unlawful killing of Miss Deborah Yakubu in Sokoto State on Thursday, 13th of May, 2022.
Late Miss Deborah, a 200 level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, in Sokoto State was stonned and burnt to death by an angry crowd of fellow students for allegedly making a social media post that her attackers claimed blasphemed Prophet Mohammed.
In a statement he personally signed, Senator Anyim decried the killing of the Miss Deborah Yakubu as cruel, illegal, callous and inhuman.
Anyim insisted that “there is no place in a modern Democracy such as Nigeria for jungle justice and killing of human beings illegally. Miss Deborah Yakubu deserved to have been put through the full process of the law which has adequate punishment for all offences including the one she was accused of. We cannot afford now to add religious intolerance to the plethora of problems bedevilling our country.
“I therefore urged Security Agencies to carry out thorough investigation into this ugly incident with a view to bringing those responsible for the unlawful murder of a promising Nigerian to justice as soon as possible.
“I condole with the immediate family and friends of late Miss Deborah Yakubu over this painful death and irreplaceable loss.
“I pray that God Almighty, in His infinite mercy, grants the soul of Miss Deborah Yakubu a peaceful repose and to those she left behind, the strength and courage to bear the loss”, Anyim concluded.
Sam Nwaobasi, Media Adviser to Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON