Deborah Yakubu: Nigeria cannot afford to add religious intolerance to its problems – Anyim


Former Senate President and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel Yakubu by an irate mob for alleged blasphemy.

Anyim in a statement said there is no place for jungle justice in a modern democracy such as Nigeria.

He said: “I condemn in the strongest terms, the cruel, gruesome and unlawful killing of Miss Deborah Yakubu in Sokoto State on Thursday, 13th of May, 2022.

“There is no place in a modern democracy such as Nigeria for jungle justice and killing of human beings illegally. Miss Deborah Yakubu deserved to have been put through the full process of the law which has adequate punishment for all offences including the one she was accused of. We cannot afford now to add religious intolerance to the plethora of problems bedevilling our country.

“I therefore urge Security Agencies to carry out a thorough investigation into this ugly incident with a view to bringing those responsible for the unlawful murder of a promising Nigerian to justice as soon as possible.

“I condole with the immediate family and friends of late Miss Yakubu over this painful death and irreplaceable loss. And I pray that God Almighty, in His infinite mercy, grants the soul of Miss Yakubu a peaceful repose and to those she left behind, the strength and courage to bear the loss”