Abuja, 17 May, 2022 / 2:14 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) has condemned the stoning to death of Deborah Yakubu and attacks on Catholic Church facilities in Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese.
In a Monday, May 16 statement, KSM members describe as “unacceptable” acts of violence targeting Christians and the Catholic Church by “Islamic extremists” in Northern Nigeria.
“The Knights and Ladies of the Catholic Order of Knights of St. Mulumba, Nigeria, hereby condemns in totality the gruesome murder of a student, Deborah Yakubu by some violent Islamic extremists on Thursday, 12 May 2022, at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto,” KSM members say in reference to the killing of the Zuru lady from Ribah in Nigeria’s Kebbi State.
They add, “The Order is dismayed and strongly condemns the follow up targeted and unprovoked attacks and vandalism on the Catholic Church by same group protesting the arrest of the barbaric murderers.”
The Order further “bemoans the destruction, vandalism, and carnage visited on the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral and the Bishop Lawton Secretariat on Bello way; the St. Kelvin’s Catholic Church and the New Hospital Complex under construction within the same premises, along the Eastern by-pass; the Bakhita Centre on Aliyu Jodi road; and two community buses razed down.”