The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has decried the killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education who was burnt by irate muslim students in Sokoto State.
The UK High Commissioner asked the Nigerian government to make sure appropriate actions were taken against those who killed Deborah.
“I condemn the murder of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto, and urge the police and relevant authorities to ensure the perpetrators of this horrific act are made to face justice in line with the law,” Ms Laing tweeted on Friday.
There have been condemnations from various quarters trailing the murder of the female Christian student with Nigerians calling for the arrest and prosecution of the irate muslim mob.
Bishop Matthew Kukah, Catholic cleric in Sokoto, had said on Friday, “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 our extant laws of the land.”
SaharaReporters reported on Thursday that the level-two female student was accused of making a post that blasphemed Prophet Muhammad (SAW), a crime for which a mob, mostly made up of fellow students, killed her.