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CAN urges Tambuwal to ensure justice for slain Deborah

Deborah and suspect
BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Sokoto State chapter has expressed great shock over the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah Emmanuel by an angry mob at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, (SSCOE) on Thursday. 

CAN in a statement jointly signed by the Sokoto State chapter chairman and Secretary, Rev Father Nuhu Iliya and Pastor Godwin Adole, respectively, affirmed that the action of the mob was purely criminal and should be treated as such. 

While stressing that the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah who is in her early 20s stands condemned by any rational imagination, CAN urged security agencies to ensure justice is served at the end of the day. 

The statement as signed by CAN read, “Thursday, 12th May 2022, was a sad day to the entire Christian Community in Sokoto following the gruesome murder of one of our members, Miss Deborah Emmanuel at Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto. 

“We received the news with great shock considering the manner in which her life was brought to an end.

“The Christian community in Sokoto state condemns in strongest terms, this shameful, barbaric, evil and criminal act.

“We call on His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Sokoto State Rt. Hon. Tambuwal and other security agencies to fully investigate this matter, with a view to bringing the
perpetrators to book. This will serve as a deterrence to those who would contemplate such in ⁸the future.

“Meanwhile, we call on Christians all over the state to remain calm, while we await justice 
served appropriately and soon. We also acknowledge the concerns of many peopie and groups that
roundly condemned the act as soon as it happened.

“Finally, we want to use this medium to express our deepest condolences to the immediate
deceased, the Christian community in Sokoto state and all those mourning her departure.
May God grant her eternal rest in His kingdom, Amen”. 

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