Deborah Yakubu: ECWA donates cash to family
The social movement of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has donated N250, 000 to the family of Deborah Yabuku, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State, who was murdered over alleged blasphemy.
The group had also set out to refund N120, 000, the parents of the deceased, an ECWA member, reportedly paid to retrieve her body to give her a proper burial in Niger State.
According to the group, the money was raised within 24 hours and had since been handed over to her family courtesy of the group.
Deborah’s Father, Emmanuel Garba, said: “I really appreciate what you did for me and my family. I don’t know what to say, I don’t have the right words, but I really appreciate you for your prayers and for all the work.
“May God bless everyone who intervened in Deborah’s issue. I really appreciate you. I don’t know what to say anymore.
“Because of Deborah’s issue, over 20 people gave their lives to Christ.
“They came here and they are praying,” the bereaved father said in Hausa, while his son interpreted.
Speaking on behalf of the body, Rev. Julius Odofin, said the unfortunate incident would not stop the fire ignited by Deborah’s passion for the gospel.
He said: “On behalf of all ECWA worldwide, we pledge to sustain the fire Deborah’s glorious exit ignited amongst us.
“Accept our condolences and don’t quit as parents in not sending the rest of the children to school. If you do, you have handed over cheap victory to Satan’s mission to steal, to kill and destroy.”