Actress Ini Edo has called on Nigerians to be kind to one another, adding that “lack of empathy is tearing us apart”.
Ini Edo made the post hours after news about the death of Deborah Yakubu, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto circulated on social media on Thursday.
Ms Samuel, a 200-level student of the Department of Early Childhood Education in the college, was mobbed after being accused of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad in a voice note she sent on her class WhatsApp group.
In a message posted on Instagram on Friday, the 40-year-old said her resolve was to impact positivity and show love and kindness to those around her. Ini added that lack of empathy was tearing us apart.
“In a life where tomorrow isn’t promised, My resolve is to impact positivity, show love and kindness to those around me. Everyone is dealing with something. Please be kind to people.
“It takes nothing to give love if you have nothing else to give. A little kind gesture or kind word can make a lot of difference. Lack of empathy is tearing us apart. May God help us,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, the police said they have arrested two people in connection with the incident. More arrests are expected as the school remains shut.