Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel, noting that, there are processes to address wrongs.
Speaking in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday he said he was deeply distressed by what happened in Sokoto State.
Asked what was his reaction to the killing of the College of Education student, Deborah Samuel in Sokoto yesterday, he said, “The President has reacted to this, a statement which was issued earlier condemning the action. I must say that it’s a deeply distressing thing, very disturbing – such an attrocious killing of the young lady by a mob who took the law into their own hands. I think it’s very unfortunate.
He added that, The swift reaction of the Sokoto State Government and also the Sultan of Sokoto is highly commendable. I think that their swift reaction to the situation clearly demonstrated the outrage of millions of Nigerians and also demonstrated the desire of everyone to ensure that the perpetrators are quickly apprehended and prosecuted.
He noted that, “As the President said, there’s really no excuse for anyone to take the law into their own hands no matter the provocation, there are set processes for ensuring that we are able to redress whatever wrongs that are done against us.
Osinbajo noted that, “I must express our condolence to the family of the young lady Deborah Samuel. I can’t imagine how her parents and siblings and members of her family feel, not just about her death, but the very horrendous nature of its occurrence.
“I think it’s very sad indeed, and we extend our sincere condolences to them. We ask that the Almighty will comfort them at this time,” he said.