Deborah: OSMC condemns Sokoto killing, calls for tolerance
The Osun State Muslim Community has condemned the killing of a 200-level student, Deborah Samuel, at Sheu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto Nigeria, for blaspheming the Holy Prophet of Islam
The condemnation was contained in a statement jointly signed by OSMC President, Alhaj Mustafa Olawuyi, and its Secretary-General, Alhaji Hashim Olapade, on Sunday May 15, 2022.
The gruesome murder of Deborah was part of the topical issues discussed at OSMC’s meeting held on Sunday.
“The OSMC totally condemns the brutal killing of Deborah Samuel as jungle justice is never thought nor tolerated by Islam,” OSMC said in a statement.
“We therefore strongly recommend that all perpetrators must be fished out and punished judiciously.
“Also we condemn the incessant unchecked disparaging and humiliating Islamic faith and its adherents which if not checked can always lead to Chaos and unrest and will not do anyone good.
“We also strongly appeal to the governments at all levels to ensure due diligence in upholding justice without fear or favour,” the statement reads.
It adds, “The case of the unjust killing of a muslim leader in a mosque in Osogbo by masquerades some time ago is still clueless while the case of killing of the innocent Habeebullah in Ijagbo during a peaceful protest on the use of hijab is yet to see the day light and many other similar cases.
“We finally appeal to muslims and non-Muslims to respect other people’s faith to promote peaceful co-existence, love and support for one and other.”