Sokoto killing, deeply distressing – Osinbajo

Sokoto killing, deeply distressing – Osinbajo

Vice President has described the killing of a second-year student of Shehu Shagari of , Deborah Samuel, over an allegation of blasphemy as distressing.

Osinbajo with newsmen on Friday at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, shortly on arrival from , State.

The vice president said it is worthy of note that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Sultan of Sokoto had condemned the incident.

“Let me say that, first, the president has reacted to this, in a statement which was earlier condemning the .

“I must say that it’s a deeply distressing thing, very – such an atrocious killing of the young by a mob who took the law into their own hands; I think it’s very unfortunate.

“The swift reaction of the Government and also the Sultan of Sokoto is commendable.

“I think that their swift reaction to the situation clearly demonstrate the outrage of of Nigerians and also the desire of everyone to ensure that the are quickly apprehended and prosecuted.”

Osinbajo said that there is no for - killing as there are legal of addressing any misdeed.

He condoled with the family of the deceased and prayed God to comfort those she behind.

“As the president said, there’s really no excuse for anyone to take the law into their own hands no matter the provocation, there are set processes for ensuring that we are able to redress whatever wrongs that are done against us.

“We must express our condolence to the family of the young lady, Deborah Samuel.

“I can’t how her parents and siblings and members of her family feel, not just about her , but the very horrendous nature of its occurrence.

“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 said.

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