By Matews Otalike
Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah has expressed sadness over the murder of a female Christian student on Thursday at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
In a statement, Bishop Kukah condemned the act in strong terms and called on the Sokoto state government and the relevant authorities to investigate the incident to ascertain the cause of the action and bring the perpetrators of the act to book.
He said the only obligation owed the parents of the murdered student, her fellow students and the College is to ensure that those who carried out the act are punished, no matter their motivation.
The Bishop added that what happened has nothing to do with religion as Christians have been living peacefully with fellow Muslims in Sokoto over the years.
Bishop Kukah, therefore, called on all Christians to remain calm and pray for the repose of the soul of Deborah Yakubu.
Meanwhile, the Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto has been shut down.