…Call for calm by Christian youths
The national body of the TEKAN/ECWA youth block has condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel Yakubu by some Islamic extremists in Sokoto State on Wednesday, May 12, 2022.
Addressing a press conference Saturday afternoon at ECWA Goodnews Church GRA Gombe, National Youth Leader of the block, Reverend Jim James Amos, described the killing as an unwarranted jungle justice meted out on Deborah by the Islamic extremists.
It also called for calm saying, “as law abiding citizens, we call on all Christian youths to remain calm, law abiding and desist from taking laws into their hands, let us leave everything in the hands of God Almighty who is the final judge.”
The youth group commended all organizations and individuals (both Christians and Muslims) that came out to condemn the gruesome murder.
It called on the Federal and Sokoto State Governments to rise up to the occasion by doing the needful as the World is watching.
It said, “we are aware that many organizations have called for the arrest and prosecution of the culprits,” adding, “we make bold to say that the National and State Assemblies must as a matter of urgency, enact a law that handle such issues”.
“At this moment of grief when our sister is being buried as we speak, we wish to commensurate with the church in Nigeria, TEKAN/ECWA block, CAN in Sokoto and Kebbi States, the Zuru people and the immediate family and extended family of Late Deborah Samuel Yakubu.
“We call on Government at all levels and all religious bodies to advice their leaders (Pastors and Imams) to be mindful of their utterances so as not to incite their members,” it said.