Nigerian Christian Journalists, NACJ Condemn Killing Of Sokoto Student, Deborah, Demand Justice

Nigerian Christian Journalists, NACJ Condemn Killing Of Sokoto Pupil, Deborah, Demand Justice

The Nigerian Affiliation of Christian Journalists (NACJ), has described as barbaric the alleged stoning to dying and setting ablaze of a feminine pupil, Deborah Yakubu, in Sokoto State by Islamic extremists.
This was acknowledged in a press release signed by the Union President, Dr Charles Okhai, and the Performing Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Comrade Sunny Idika.

NACJ, in a launch signed by the President, Dr Charles Okhai, and the Performing Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Comrade Sunny Idika, mentioned it was very unhappy and unimaginable “that such barbaric follow of stoning people to dying for flimsy excuses of blasphemy nonetheless exists in some elements of the nation on this twenty first”, saying such out-dated follow ought to by no means once more be allowed to fester in any a part of Nigeria.
“The incident as soon as extra underscores the necessity for these in positions of authority and spiritual leaders within the nation to proceed to teach their followers on the sanctity of human life and spiritual tolerance.
“Such incidents are additionally a pointer to the truth that perpetrators of such prior to now acquired away with out punishment. We name on the federal government to make sure there are extreme penalties awaiting such evil minded people.
“Christians within the nation have been pushed to the wall, and really quickly, they should defend themselves by preventing again, and this might deal a really devastating blow to the peaceable co-existence of the nation.
“The mindless killing of harmless Christians has reached a worldwide scale that requires pressing consideration of the federal government stating {that a} state of affairs the place a bunch of spiritual extremists dispense capital punishment on mere civil issues as they may and in opposition to whoever they want with none resort to the legal guidelines of the land is completely unacceptable,” the affiliation mentioned.
Whereas visiting the bereaved household, the group referred to as on the legislation enforcement companies to do every thing attainable to convey the culprits to ebook within the shortest attainable time.
The affiliation additionally urged the Islamic management within the nation to tender an apology to Nigerians for what they described as a shameful act to humanity.
On Thursday, Some college students of Shehu Shagari Faculty of Training, Sokoto, lynched a 200-level feminine pupil, Deborah, over an allegation of blasphemy.
The deceased was violently stoned to dying and later set ablaze by the indignant mob who have been largely college students of the school.
The school authorities instantly introduced the closure of the college and ordered college students to vacate the campus.
The Sokoto State Authorities had additionally promised to research the matter and vowed that the perpetrators could be delivered to ebook.

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