2023 Political Interest: Why I Deleted Post Condemning Killing Of Student For Blasphemy – Atiku
Previous Vice President and a presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has disclosed why he deleted a post he made that condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State, who was burnt alive on Thursday.
Charityreporters had reported that the student was beaten almost to death and burnt alive by male Muslim students who blamed her for insulting Prophet Muhammed through a WhatsApp platform.
The school authority has closed down academic exercises endlessly as tension held residents of the area.
Atiku had, while responding to the incident, announced that every one of those behind the killing should be brought to book.
He stated, “There cannot be a justification for such gruesome murder. Deborah Yakubu was murdered, and all those behind her death must be brought to justice. My condolences to her family and friends.”
Be that as it may, a few religious fanatics with Islamic names raged the comment sections, especially on Facebook, threatening to pull out their support for his 2023 presidential ambition.
After various threats from the Northerners, the posts were deleted from Atiku’s social media handles.
Composing on his Facebook page on Friday, Atiku said he didn’t give endorsement for the post.
He said, ”This evening I received information that a post was made that doesn’t agree with my orders. I use this to announce that any post without AA is not from me. May God protect – AA.”