Christian Association of Nigeria has called on all its members to embark on a peaceful protest nationwide to demand justice for the slain Shehu Shagari College of Education student, Deborah Yakubu.
Yakubu was stoned by a mob and set ablaze for alleged blasphemy on Thursday afternoon. Her killing generated outrage among Nigerians.
In a statement signed by the General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, on Saturday, CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, directed all secretariats to stage the protest on Saturday, May 22, 2022.
The statement titled, ‘A Request for Nationwide Peaceful Protests, Calling for Justice for Deborah Yakubu’, urged Nigerians in the diaspora to also stage protests at Nigerian embassies worldwide.
“I have been directed by the CAN President, His Eminence, Rev. Dr Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle, to request all Church Leaders, through your various Churches to organise a peaceful protest in honour of one of our daughters, Deborah Yakubu, who was gruesomely murdered on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto in Sokoto State by some Islamic extremists.
“The protest will take place on May 22, 2022, in the afternoon by 3:00 pm in every Secretariat of the Christian Association of Nigeria nationwide and not on the streets in order to avoid further loss of lives.