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Breaking: Bishop Kuka Condemns Sokoto Student Killing, Call for immediate prosecution of culprits.

Press statement by Bishop Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese on the Murder of Miss. Deborah Yakubu in Sokoto.

I have received with deep shock the news of the tragedy that has occurred in the Shehu Shagari College of Education. Sokoto, leading to the gruesome murder of Ms. Deborah Yakubu, a 200 Level Home Economics Student today.

We condemn this incident in the strongest terms and call on the authorities to investigate this tragedy and ensure that all the culprits are brought to book. The only obligation that is owed to her immediate family, her fellow students and the school authorities is the assurance that those who are guilty of this inhuman act, no matter their motivation, are punished according to the extant laws of our land. This has nothing to do with Religion. Christians have lived peacefully with their Muslim neighbors here in Sokoto over the years. This matter must be treated as a criminal act and the law must take its cause.

Meanwhile, I wish to call on all Christians in Sokoto and around to remain calm and to please pray for the repose of the soul Ms. Deborah. It is the first obligation we owe her. May God grant her eternal rest and console her immediate family.

Signed

Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah.
Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese.

12/5/22.

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