A former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has lamented the gruesome murder of a student of Shehu Shahari College of Education, Sokoto, Ms. Deborah Samuel, by her coursemates who accused her of blasphemy to Prophet Muhammed (SAW).
The deceased was set ablaze by the culprits.
Describing the act as evil, cruel and barbaric, Kalu called on the Sokoto State government, security agencies, and authorities of the higher institution to work harmoniously in bringing the perpetrators of the ugly act to book.
Kalu, in a statement, stressed that the late Samuel was killed in her prime, adding that the ugly incident must be condemned in totality.
The former governor, while commiserating with the family of the deceased, urged students of the higher institution to shun violence and social vices, adding that the culprits of the evil act must face the wrath of the law.
He said, “I condemn in strong terms the unwarranted killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
“The ugly incident is shocking and devastating.
“The culprits must be exposed and brought to book.
“Students should not engage in illegitimate acts and as such, the ugly incident must be thoroughly investigated with the aim of bringing the perpetrators to book.
“I admonish parents and guardians to instill good moral values in their children and wards so as to build a good society.”
Kalu, while stressing that Islam and christianity do not support violence, called on Nigerians to embrace peace and unity.