Deborah Yakubu

Grand Mosque of Paris in France. Credit: LPLT / Wikimedia Commons

Murder of Student in Nigeria among "anti-Christian acts": Rector of Grand Mosque of Paris

May 23, 2022

The Rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris in France has condemned the stoning and murder, of Deborah Yakubu, describing the May 12 incident as one of the heinous crimes that joins "a series of anti-Christian acts" in Nigeria.  

Deborah Yakubu (center) and some of the suspects involved in her death. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“It was Jesus”, WhatsApp Testimony of Nigerian Student that Allegedly Angered Killers

May 17, 2022

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.

Members of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) in Nigeria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Lay Catholic Entity in Nigeria Condemns Murder of Student, Attacks on Diocesan Facilities

May 17, 2022

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.

A Catholic Priest walks in front of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Enugu State, Nigeria. Credit: ACN

Religious Extremism, Violence in Nigeria at “absolutely appalling” Level: Catholic Charity

May 17, 2022

Religious extremism and violence are at “absolutely appalling” levels in the West African country of Nigeria, the leadership of the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has said. 

Late Deborah Yakubu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Let’s Work on “how to build a new Nigeria on blood of our martyrs”: Catholic Bishop

May 16, 2022

The stoning and murder of Deborah Yakubu and other people who have been killed in Nigeria because of their faith should provide a foundation upon which a country that embraces religious freedom can be rebuilt anew, a Catholic Bishop in the West African nation has said. 

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Abuja/Facebook.

Let’s “bridge the gap” of Disunity Despite Religious Biases: Nigerian Catholic Archbishop

May 16, 2022

The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja has called upon the people of God in the West African country to keep struggling for unity and peace despite challenges that originate from biases based on religion, ethnicity, and “other artificial categorizations”.    

Holy Family Catholic Cathedral in Sokoto, northwest Nigeria. |

Nigerian Catholic Cathedral Attacked amid Muslim Youth Protests, 24-Hour Curfew Declared

May 15, 2022

A 24-hour curfew has been declared in Nigeria’s Sokoto State amid Muslim youth protests characterized with destruction of property, including the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral of Sokoto Diocese.

Late Deborah Yakubu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Stoning, Murder of Nigerian Christian Student “criminal, law must take its cause”: Bishop

May 13, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in Nigeria has condemned the killing of a Christian student at her college, noting that the murder is “a criminal act and the law must take its cause”.