By Our Correspondent
The Global Center for Media and Human Empowerment(GCMHE)has called on the Federal Government to apprehend and prosecute all those that murdered Ms.Deborah Samuel Yakubu,the 200 Level student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education,Sokoto by her school mates over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammed.
The Advocacy and Human Empowerment Group also urged Southerners and non-muslims to immediately vacate the institution if the federal and Sokoto State government fails to do the needful by ensuring justice is been done.
The Group made this assertion through its Ag.Director-General Ejoh E.C in Bauchi State during a familiarization visit to some institution as part of the organisation activities.
“We are calling on the federal government led by president Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency give a matching order to security agencies to apprehend and prosecute all those involved in the dastardly act of terrorism.It is on record that similar incidents like this in order civilise climes has been treated as a national emergency,
In fact, anything short of a drastic action by the Federal and Sokoto State government would resort to calling on Southerners and non-Muslims to vacate the institution owing to further threat to their lives .
Meanwhile there have been a global outcry over the incident including the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing,who issued the condemnation of the act in a tweet on Friday from her personal handle @catrionalaing which was retweeted by the High Commission via its handle @ UKinNigeria.
“I condemn the murder of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto, and urge the police and relevant authorities to ensure the perpetrators of the horrific act are made to face justice in line with the law,” the UK top envoy tweeted.
Deborah Samuel Yakubu, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, a 200-level Home Economics, was mauled, killed and burnt on Thursday by a mob of Muslim youths who accused her of blasphemy on social media against Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).She was buried this Saturday in her home town in Niger State.
Recall that in 2016,the Kano State government acquitted the alleged killers of a 74-yr-old woman via the Kano State Ministry of Justice that ordered the release of five persons who were said to have been arrested and standing trial before a Chief Magistrates’ Court over the alleged murder of 74-year-old Mrs Bridget Agbahime, who was killed over blasphemy of Prophet Mohammed.
EAGLE EYE NEWS24 reports that the alleged killers of the late woman who were arrested were Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi and were arraigned before a Chief Magistrates’ Court No 20 sitting at Audu Bako court complex on a four-count charge.
The trial of the accused persons which lasted six months was terminated on the advice which emanated from the office of the Director Public Prosecution, Kano State Ministry of Justice, which stated that the state had no case against the accused persons and they were discharged accordingly.