ECWA Social Movement, the socio-political arm of the Evangelical Church Winning All, has donated N250,000 to the family of Deborah Yakubu, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, who was murdered over alleged blasphemy.
The group had set out to refund the N120,000 parents of the deceased, an ECWA member, reportedly paid to retrieve her body to Niger State for burial.
Deborah’s father, who was overwhelmed by the gift, was full of gratitude to the group, stating repeatedly that he was short of words of appreciation.
“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 this Deborah’s issue, over 20 persons gave their lives to Christ in this house.
As we speak, they are inside our house, in the sitting room. They came here and they are praying,” the bereaved father said in Hausa while his son interpreted.
Speaking on behalf of ECWA Social Movement, Rev. Julius Odofin, noted that the unfortunate incident of Deborah’s demise will not stop the fire ignited by her passion for the gospel, rather, it will be reignited.
“The ECWA SOCIAL MOVEMENT, on behalf of all ECWA Worldwide, 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. God forbid.
“Adieu Deborah till we meet to part no more, Amen,” he said.