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Blasphemy: It’s distressing- Osinbajo condemns killing of Deborah

The number two citizen of the country which is the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has joined the list of personalities to condemn the killing of a second-year student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Deborah Samuel, over an allegation of blasphemy.

Osinbajo made this disclosure known during his media briefing with newsmen shortly on arrival from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State where he noted.

“Let me say that, first, the president has reacted to this, in a statement which was issued earlier condemning the action”

“I must say that it’s a deeply distressing thing, very disturbing such an atrocious killing of the young lady by a mob who
took the law into their own hands; I think it’s very unfortunate”

“The swift reaction of the Sokoto State Government and also the Sultan of Sokoto is highly commendable”

“I think that their swift reaction to the situation clearly demonstrate the outrage of millions of Nigerians and also the desire of everyone to ensure that the perpetrators are quickly apprehended and prosecuted.”

“As the president said, there’s really no excuse for anyone to take the law into their own hands no matter the provocation, there are set processes for ensuring that we are able to redress whatever wrongs that are done against us”.

“We must express our condolence to the family of the young lady, Deborah Samuel. I can’t imagine how her parents and siblings and members of her family feel, not just about her death, but the very horrendous nature of its occurrence”.

“I think it’s very sad indeed, and we extend our sincere condolences to them; we ask that the Almighty will comfort
them at this time,” he added.

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