Deborah’s Gruesome Murder: Respect Other Religious Beliefs, CAN Tells Christians

Deborah’s Gruesome Murder: Respect Other Religious Beliefs, CAN Tells Christians

  • Christians in Nigeria have been urged by the Christian Association of Nigeria to respect the beliefs of other religious groups
  • CAN made this reaction while reacting to the killing of Deborah Emmanuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy
  • Samson Ayokun while condemning the act, said there is a need for religious education in order to ensure mutual respect among people of different beliefs

Nigerian Christians have been urged to respect the beliefs of other religious groups. This appeal was made by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Samson Ayokunle, national president of CAN, said this on Monday while speaking on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’.

Deborah's gruesome murder: Respect other religious beliefs, CAN tells Christians
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to Christians in the country to respect the beliefs of other religious groups.
Source: UGC

He spoke in reaction to the killing of Deborah Emmanuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy.

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He said:

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“I appeal to every Christian to respect the other religious groups around you. There is a need for religious education so you know what those around you don’t want and respect them. If there is mutual respect in this nation, there will be peace,” he said.
“In a situation where there is no mutual respect, it also does not also call for anybody to take unilateral action against anybody that has offended them. Report it appropriately. This is a civilised society; this is not the stone age.”

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Meanwhile, Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, the general overseer of Omega Power Ministry (OPM), has sought help in reaching the family of late Deborah Samuel as he made open his desire to assist them.

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The pastor made this appeal via his verified Facebook page on Monday, May 16 in reaction to the parents' vow not to have any of their kids go to school again following the murder of their eldest daughter.

The kindhearted pastor said he would be offering them accommodation in one of his churches' free estates where they won't be required to pay any rent. While expressing his desire to have them relocated to Port Harcourt, he also offered to give the slain student's siblings automatic scholarships into OPM free schools.

Blasphemy: Deborah’s killing un-Islamic, barbaric - Muslim lawyer

In another report, Professor Ibrahim Abikan, the president of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria and a Lecturer, Department of Islamic Law, University of Ilorin has slammed the killers of Deborah Samuel, a victim of religious mob violence killed for alleged blasphemy in Sokoto state.

According to Abikan, the killing of the innocent girl is un Islamic.

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He insisted that the killing is actually against the tenet of the teachings of any religion in the world. The professor consequently urged the government to do everything to ensure that justice is done.

Source: Legit.ng

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