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Deborah’s murder, sign Christians are not safe in the North-Group

by Church Times

The Christian Conscience a non-denominational group has described the horrendous way life was snuffed out of Deborah Yakubu as a clear sign that Christians are not safe in the North.

Deborah Yakubu a part two student of Sheu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto was murdered by an irate mob on Thursday, May 12 for alleged blasphemy. Her remains were set on fire.

The group in a statement on May 15, jointly signed by its National Chairman, Mrs. Yetunde Akinluyi, and the national general Secretary, The Revd Dr. Kolawole Verrals said the life of an average Christian in the north can no longer be guaranteed.

According to the group, “The news and even the gory video of Deborah Yakubu has once again brought to the fore the question of insecurity of the people of our dear Nation.

“The innocent lady according to news reports was beaten to death, her corpse set ablaze for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed. The criminal act is not only condemnable but also calls for concern over the safety of Christians in northern states.”

 While noting that no religion allows ‘Jungle Justice ‘ , the group states, “We humbly suggest to  all Political and Religious leaders to always ensure they  give proper training and education to their followers who have been brainwashed on fanatical issues instead of moving with  the world.”

The group also commiserated with the families of Deborah Yakubu saying, “nobody deserves to lose a loved one especially not in a  terrible way as this. May God console the family.”


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