Nigerians Sign Online Petition To Demand Justice For Sokoto Female Student Killed Over Alleged Blasphemy

#JusticeForDeborah: Falana-led Group, ASCAB Calls for Justice For Feminine Scholar Killed Over Alleged Blasphemy, Says Sokoto Infamous For Such Killings

The Alliance on Surviving Covid-19 and Past (ASCAB), chaired by human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has demanded justice for a feminine scholar of the Shehu Shagari School of Schooling in‪ Sokoto State, Deborah Yakubu after she was killed for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
 
SaharaReporters had reported how Deborah was violently stoned to loss of life and later set ablaze by the indignant mob, who’re principally college students of the faculty.



“Ship us vital data. This group was not created so that you can ship ineffective data. It was created so that you can ship previous questions if there’s a take a look at or an task. It isn’t so that you can ship ineffective data. Which prophet?” the late Deborah was quoted to have said this in a voice observe she shared to the WhatsApp group.
 
Reacting in a press release, ASCAB urged the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and different related stakeholders to make sure justice is served within the matter.
 
In keeping with the group, out of the 190 victims subjected to mob justice and killed in Nigeria within the final two years, Sokoto is forward of different states with 13 instances.
 
The assertion learn, “The brutal killing and burning of Deborah Yakubu, a stage two scholar of the Shagari School of Schooling, Sokoto by mentally deranged fellow college students for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed deserve the entire condemnation of all well-meaning folks of Nigeria.
 
“It’s significantly unhappy that the dastardly act occurred within the presence of a crew of safety operatives who apparently colluded with the culprits in subjecting the deceased to jungle justice.
 
“We aren’t unaware that the Sokoto State Authorities has ordered the instant closure of the faculty and directed the Ministry of Larger Schooling and related Safety companies within the State ‘to begin investigations into the distant and instant causes of the incident and report again to the Authorities’.
 
“Nonetheless, because the barbaric incident was effectively recorded within the viral video on Twitter that’s in circulation the culprits should have been recognized, arrested and arraigned within the Sokoto State Excessive Courtroom.
 
“It’s on file that out of the 190 victims/residents subjected to mob justice and killed in Nigeria within the final two years, Sokoto State is forward of different states with 13 instances. It’s indeniable that the felony negligence of the nation’s safety companies to deliver the perpetrators to justice within the current previous will need to have contributed to the barbaric killing of Deborah Yakubu.
 
“We’re due to this fact compelled to name on the Governor of Sokoto State, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, a senior lawyer and a member of the Physique of Benchers to undertake drastic measures to place an finish to the official impunity that has turned Sokoto State right into a land of non secular intolerance and mob justice by guaranteeing that those that murdered Deborah Yakubu in chilly homicide. The implementation of such drastic measures will curb the criminality of different bloodthirsty extremists within the state.”

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