Sokoto, 17 May, 2022 / 9:45 pm (ACI Africa).
A WhatsApp comment in which Deborah Yakubu testified that Jesus Christ had helped her to perform well in her examination is said to have irked her killers who found the mention of Jesus in the group offensive.
A Facebook user who claims to have been Deborah’s course mate at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, said that a heavy exchange ensued as the students talked about an examination they were preparing for.
“It all started with a debate on the upcoming examination on a general WhatsApp platform created for our course mates. One of the students asked her (Deborah) how she passed the last semester’s examination and in response, she said ‘it was Jesus o’,” the student who identified himself as Remi Isaac said in the Sunday, May 15 Facebook post.
Remi added, “Immediately, about three other chats came in from two Muslims and one Christian, telling her to retract the statement.”
The student explained that two students from other departments who overheard some Muslim boys discussing the matter told Deborah’s close friends to advise her to retract the statement. But Deborah is said to have stood her ground, and replied through a voice message, saying, “Holy Ghost fire. Nothing will happen to me.”