Deborah’s Death: Osinbajo Finally Breaks Silence On Murder Of Christian Student

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has finally spoken on the murder of Deborah Samuel.

Deborah, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education was killed and her body set on fire for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed.

Nigerians across religions have been reacting to the dastardly act.

Osinbajo has been under fire for refusing to speak on the incident.

However, in a statement posted on his Facebook, Osinbajo strongly frowned at the incident.

He described the incident as deeply distressing.
Osinbajo also hailed the Sultan of Sokoto a swift response to the incident.

He commiserated with the family of Deborah and prayed to God to give them the strength to bear the loss.

The statement reads below.

I must say that the killing of Deborah Samuel is a deeply distressing thing, very disturbing – such an atrocious killing of the young lady by a mob who took the law into their own hands. It is very unfortunate.

The President has reacted to this, a statement which was issued earlier condemning the action.

The swift reaction of the Sokoto State Government and also the Sultan of Sokoto is highly commendable. 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.


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.

We must express our condolence to the family of the young lady Deborah Samuel. I can’t imagine how her parents, siblings and members of her family feel, not just about her death, but the very horrendous nature of its occurrence. It is very sad indeed, and I extend our sincere condolences to them. I ask that the Almighty will comfort them at this time.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: