Former Senator for Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the killing of Deborah Samuel by irate mob over alleged blasphemy in Sokoto.
PlatinumPost reports that Deborah, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was burnt alive on Thursday for allegedly making a blasphemous comment.
But in a post on his Facebook page on Friday, Sani, who condemned the brutal killing of the student, said blasphemy, which she was accused of, was unacceptable.
He said : “Blasphemy is wrong, unacceptable and condemnable in any form because it touches on the sensibilities and sensitivities of the faithfuls;And murder is wrong and unacceptable in any form as there are legal steps to address such.The Sultan’s appeal for peace should be heeded. Juma’at Mubarak.”
PlatinumPost reports that the killing of Deborah was murdered at Shehu has elicited widespread uproar and condemnation, with Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah and Sultan of Sokoto calling on authorities to immediately bring the killers to book.
According to the Nigerian Police, only two persons have been arrested so far in connection with the killing.