Sokoto killing, deeply distressing – Osinbajo | The Guardian Nigeria Information


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the killing of a second-year scholar of Shehu Shagari School of Training, Deborah Samuel, over an allegation of blasphemy as deeply distressing.

Osinbajo spoke with newsmen on Friday on the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja, shortly after their arrival from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The vice chairman stated it’s worthy of word that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Sultan of Sokoto had condemned the incident.

“Let me say that, first, the president has reacted to this, in a press release which was issued earlier condemning the motion.

“I have to say that it’s a deeply distressing factor, very disturbing – such an atrocious killing of the younger woman by a mob who took the legislation into their very own fingers; I believe it’s very unlucky.

“The swift response of the Sokoto State Authorities and in addition the Sultan of Sokoto is very commendable.

“I believe that their swift response to the scenario clearly demonstrates the outrage of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians and in addition the need of everybody to make sure that the perpetrators are rapidly apprehended and prosecuted.”

Osinbajo stated that there isn’t any justification for extra-judicial killing as there are authorized channels for addressing any misdeed.

He condoled with the household of the deceased and prayed God to consolation these she left behind.

“Because the president stated, there’s actually no excuse for anybody to take the legislation into their very own fingers regardless of the provocation, there are set processes for guaranteeing that we’re in a position to redress no matter wrongs which are finished towards us.

“We should specific our condolence to the household of the younger woman, Deborah Samuel.

“I can’t think about how her mother and father and siblings and members of her household really feel, not nearly her dying, however the very horrendous nature of its prevalence.

“I believe it’s very unhappy certainly, and we prolong our honest condolences to them; we ask that the Almighty will consolation them right now,” he stated.



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