The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has described the killers of a female student, Deborah Samuel by ‘Vampires in religious garments’ on Thursday, were determined to plunge Nigeria into ‘a religious war’.
The 200 Level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education who was burnt alive and beaten to pulp over allegation that she blasphemed against Prophet Mohammadu on a WhatsApp group after the students went on rampage.
Mr. Joseph Daramola, the General Secretary of CAN in a Press statement on Friday, said the action of the killers stand condemned, such outlaws should not be treated with kid gloves.
The Christian leadership tasked security agencies to arrest and prosecute all those who participated in the heinous act.
Daramola said, the failure of the security agencies and the government to rise up to such criminals in the past has emboldened terrorists and bandits in Nigeria.
The association acknowledged the swift reaction of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, but lamented that as long as the State fails to bring beasts to book, so also society will continue to be their killing field.
“It is our expectation that the State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, would ensure that the matter is not swept under the carpet, as it was before,” it said.
“We recall the provocative and demeaning advertisement of the Sterling Bank where the bank compared the Resurrection of Jesus Christ to “Agege bread”.
“Up till now, nobody was attacked and even the CAN leadership has accepted the apology tendered by its Chief Executive, Abubakar Suleiman”, according to Christian body.
Leaders in Nigeria including the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar and governor Amimu Waziri Tambuwal as well as President Muhammadu Buhari had condemned the dastardly act assured that justice would be served on Deborah murder.