Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President of Nigeria has described the killing of a second-year scholar of Shehu Shagari School of Training, Deborah Samuel, over an allegation of blasphemy as deeply distressing.
Osinbajo spoke with newsmen on Friday on the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja, shortly after his arrival from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The vp stated it’s worthy of word that the President, Main Basic Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the Sultan of Sokoto had condemned the incident.
“Let me say that, first, the president has reacted to this, in an announcement which was issued earlier condemning the motion.
“I have to say that it’s a deeply distressing factor, very disturbing – such an atrocious killing of the younger woman by a mob who took the legislation into their very own fingers; I feel it’s very unlucky.
“The swift response of the Sokoto State Authorities and likewise the Sultan of Sokoto is extremely commendable.
“I think that their swift reaction to the situation clearly demonstrates the outrage of millions of Nigerians and also the desire of everyone to ensure that the perpetrators are quickly apprehended and prosecuted.”
Osinbajo stated that there isn’t any justification for extra-judicial killing as there are authorized channels for addressing any misdeed.
He condoled with the household of the deceased and prayed to God to consolation these she left behind.
“Because the president stated, there’s actually no excuse for anybody to take the legislation into their very own fingers regardless of the provocation, there are set processes for guaranteeing that we’re capable of redress no matter wrongs which are executed in opposition to us.
“We should specific our condolence to the household of the younger woman, Deborah Samuel.
“I can’t think about how her dad and mom and siblings and members of her household really feel, not nearly her loss of life, however the very horrendous nature of its incidence.
“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 stated.