Osinbajo Distressed By Killing Of Deborah Samuel In Sokoto
OSINBAJO DISTRESSED BY THE KILLING OF DEBORAH SAMUEL, SAYS THERE ARE SET PROCESSES TO REDRESS WRONGS
Q: What is your reaction to the killing of the College of Education student, Deborah Samuel in Sokoto yesterday?
The President has reacted to this, a statement which was issued earlier condemning the action. I must say that it’s a deeply distressing thing, very disturbing – such an atrocious killing of the young lady by a mob who took the law into their own hands. I think it’s very unfortunate.
The swift reaction of the Sokoto State Government and also the Sultan of Sokoto is highly commendable. I think that their swift reaction to the situation clearly demonstrated the outrage of millions of Nigerians and also demonstrated the desire of everyone to ensure that the perpetrators are quickly apprehended and prosecuted.
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 imagine how her parents and siblings and members of her family feel, not just about her death, 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.
13th May 2022