Archbishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sokoto has expressed grief over the murder of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto State, calling for justice.
It has been reported that a student identified as Deborah Yakubu was killed by some students for allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed.
The unfortunate incident continued to elicit response from concerned Nigerians seeking justice for the student.
In a statement he signed personally, Bishop Kukah called on the relevant authorities to arrest the perpetrators without delay.
According to him, those who carried out the attack must be punished according to the law of the country, saying the matter must be treated as a criminal case.
He said, “I have received with deep shock the incident that occured in the Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto State leading to the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah Yakubu, a 200 level home economics student today
“We condemn this incident in the strongest terms 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 authority is the assurance that those who are guilty of this inhuman act, no matter their motivation, are punished according to the law of the land.
“Christians have lived peacefully with their Muslim neighbours in Sokoto over the years. This matter must be treated as a criminal act and the law must take its cause”.