Deborah: Ensure justice is indeed done – ECWA tells Tambuwal

Following the recent killing of Deborah Samuel by some Muslim youths in Sokoto State, the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has called on Governor Aminu Tambuwal to ensure that perpetrators of the dastardly act face the full wrath of the law.

ECWA also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Inspector General of Police and all other relevant security agencies to ensure that all the perpetrators of the dastardly act are “not only fished out but that they are brought to justice according to law”.

The church disclosed this through its President, Rev. Stephen Baba Panya, in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

Panya said, “It is with great shock that I received the sad news of the gruesome, heartless and callous murder of yet another young, promising Nigerian girl of the Christian faith, Miss Deborah Yakubu who, until her untimely death on May 12, 2022, was a 200 level Home Economics Student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.”

DAILY POST recalls that a few days ago, Deborah was reportedly murdered in cold blood at the Shehu Shagari College of Education by a group of Muslim students over alleged blasphemy against the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

According to him, “While it is possible and most times, primitively convenient to advance reasons to justify acts of bestiality by just anyone at any time, it must be stressed that bestiality ought not to have any space in any society where decency, decorum and accommodation for diversity reign supreme; and where the rule of law prevails.

“While our faith in this country is still very strong because we know that there are laws that ought to govern the conduct of all citizens like it is in every civilized clime, we are at a loss which provision under our nation’s jurisprudence permits the brutal, senseless and shameful killing and setting ablaze of a fellow Nigerian by any misguided group, under whatever pretext with no one held accountable.”

Adding that “The least that Nigerians of all persuasions demand of the Nigerian government at all levels, if its legitimacy must not be put to jeopardy, is the guarantee of security to life and property and the dispensation of justice, equity and fair play to all regardless of religious, ethnic, social or political affiliation.

“The brutal killing and burning of Deborah by some misguided Muslim students is nothing short of overt criminality which we at the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) roundly condemn.

“We, therefore, call on the Sokoto State government under the leadership of His Excellency, Aminu Tambuwal to be deliberate in ensuring that no step is left to ensure that justice is not only seen to be done but that it is indeed done.

“We also call on Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Inspector General of Police and all relevant law enforcement agencies to ensure that all the perpetrators of this dastardly and despicable act are not only fished out but that they are brought to justice according to law.

“Deborah may just be one young girl whose precious life and ambition have been cruelly cut short, the entire world is watching, waiting and crying out for justice here on earth; otherwise, in heaven.

“In this midnight hour of our nation, at this very trying and agonizing moment, our hearts go to the parents, siblings and entire family of Miss Deborah and all that are grieving her death, we encourage you to take solace in the fact that no matter how it may look, Deborah’s martyrdom shall never be in vain.”