Deborah’s Horrific 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 when reacting to the murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy
- Samson Ayokun, while condemning the act, said there was a need for religious education to ensure mutual respect among people of different faiths.
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 so on Monday during a speech on Arise TV’s “The Morning Show”.
He spoke in reaction to the murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, for alleged blasphemy.
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“I call on every Christian to respect other religious groups around you. There is a need for religious education so that you know what those around you do not want and respect them. If there is a respect mutual in this nation, there will be peace,” he said.
“In a situation where there is no mutual respect, it also does not call for anyone to take unilateral action against anyone who has offended them. Report it appropriately. This is a civilized society; this does not is not the stone age.
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Meanwhile, Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministry (OPM), has asked for help in reaching the family of the late Deborah Samuel as he expressed his desire to help them.
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The pastor made the appeal via his verified Facebook page on Monday, May 16 in reaction to parents’ vow not to send any of their children to school after the murder of their eldest daughter.
The kind-hearted pastor said he would offer them accommodation in one of his churches’ free estates where they would not be required to pay rent. While expressing his desire to have them relocated to Port Harcourt, he also offered to give the slain student’s siblings automatic scholarships to free OPM schools.
Blasphemy: Deborah’s murder is un-Islamic and barbaric – Muslim Lawyer
In another report, Professor Ibrahim Abikan, President of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria and Lecturer in the Department of Islamic Law at the University of Ilorin, criticized the killers of Deborah Samuel, a victim of the violence of the religious mob killed for alleged blasphemy in Sokoto State. .
According to Abikan, the killing of the innocent girl is not Islamic.
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He insisted that killing is actually against the principle of the teachings of any religion in the world. The professor therefore urged the government to do everything to ensure that justice is done.