Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Nigeria known in Hausa language as Tarayya Ekklesiyoyin Kristi ‘a Nigeria(TEKAN) on sunday described as shocking the gruesome murder of Ms Deborah Samuel, a 200 Level, Home Economics student of Shehu Shahari College of Education, Sokoto, for allegedly committing blasphemy.
9News Nigeria, reports that the fellowship comprises of over 15 denominations in Northern states, Nigeria.
TEKAN in a press statement jointly signed and issued on sunday in Jos by its President, Rev. Caleb Ahima and General Secretary, Very Rev Moses Ebuga said the irreligious dastardly act must not be tolerated at at all.
“TEKAN Executive Council during its meeting at the Headquarters on 12th May, 2022 received with rude shock the terrible tragic event of the gruesome murder of Ms Deborah Samuel, 200Level, Home Economics student of Shehu Shahari College of Education, Sokoto for allegedly committing a blasphemy.
“We condemn this inhuman act in totality and in strongest terms possible. We call on the Nigeria authorities to act decisively to bring those who committed this criminal act to face the full wrath of the law regardless of whoever is involved.
This irreligious dastardly act must not be tolerated at all.
Recalling past incidents where those who committed similar criminal acts go free.
TEKAN calls upon security agencies and Federal government to do the needful and ensure justice is done.
The perpetrators should be dealt with to serve as a deterrent to future occurence. We call on our members not to take Law into their hands but allow the authorities to act swiftly and appropriately.
“TEKAN extends deepest condolences to the family of Ms Deborah Samuel and her entire community and calls its members to be fervent in prayers for Justice and peace in our land.
May her soul rest in peace and God console her family.